Daniel Proussalidis - April 19th, 2013
Master Cpl. Chris Downey and Cpl. Alexandre Beaudin D’Anjou will represent Canada at the South Pole Allied Challenge – a 320 km race to the South Pole that involves and raises money for ill and injured military personnel.
Downey and D’Anjou will be on a Commonwealth team alongside two Australian colleagues in November.
They’ll compete against a British team led by Prince Harry, a military helicopter pilot, and an American team in the challenge expected to last up to a month. Read more…
Daniel Proussalidis - April 15th, 2013
Canada’s operational submarine fleet will soon be two U-boats stronger, Defence Minister Peter MacKay confirmed.
“We’ll have three by next fall that will be in operation,” MacKay said Monday.
By fall, HMCS Windsor will be fully operational in Halifax, while HMCS Chicoutimi will return from deep maintenance to take on her duties.
HMCS Victoria is already in full operation on the West Coast. Read more…
Daniel Proussalidis - March 7th, 2013
Despite two days of controversy around a Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) newsletter that said Canada “plays a key part in perpetuating war crimes” by Israel, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair refuses to utter a peep about the union.
“Those are not statements anybody that’s associated with our party has ever made, so I’m not going to start commenting on things that have nothing whatsoever to do with our party,” he said Thursday.
That’s in line with Mulcair’s refusal to criticize CUPW last year for sending a delegation to a “Free Palestine” conference in Brazil, featuring talks on boycotting Israel.
Mulcair hasn’t always been so reluctant to speak out on statements by people not directly tied to the NDP. Read more…