Emergency measures, military support: Documents reveal heightened concern about Muskrat Falls security
Military provided lodging, meals as police mobilized in the face of more Muskrat Falls-related protests
By Terry Roberts, CBC News, Feb 1, 2018
The Canadian military quietly assisted during a large deployment of police officers to Labrador in 2017 amid fears of more protests about the controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Read the rest of this entry
No criminal charges or demotions against men who harassed people at Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax
By Susan Bradley, CBC News, August 31, 2017
Four of the five Canadian Forces personnel who said they were members of the group the Proud Boys and disrupted a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax on July 1 have been allowed to return to their regular duties. Read the rest of this entry
by, July 19, 2017
Camp Loon, the annual Junior Canadian Ranger advanced training camp, has begun, with a opening ceremony featuring a demonstration of Indigenous dancing by a Canadian Ranger. Read the rest of this entry
by Jeff Lagerquist, CTV News, July 4, 2017
Five Canadian Armed Forces members who appeared in an online video of a confrontation at an Indigenous protest in Halifax on Canada Day will be removed from duty and training while the military conducts an investigation into their conduct, according to the nation’s top soldier. Read the rest of this entry
Member of HMCS Fredericton taunted Aboriginal recruits during an introductory training program
By Elizabeth Chiu, CBC News, May 26, 2017
The head of the Royal Canadian Navy on the East Coast apologized Friday to a group of Indigenous military recruits who were offended by a “war cry” a sailor made on board HMCS Fredericton earlier this month in Halifax. Read the rest of this entry
Racism and discrimination “rampant” throughout ranks and elements of Canadian Armed Forces says report
by Dennis Ward, APTN National News, Jan 19, 2017
A report by the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group says racism and discrimination “is a systemic issue” within Canadian Armed Forces that is “rampant throughout all ranks of elements of Land, Air Force and Navy” and the issue is serious enough that an external review is imminent. Read the rest of this entry
Draft report obtained by CBC News calls for investigation into allegations by Indigenous members
By Ashley Burke, CBC News, December 13, 2016
Indigenous members of the Canadian military face “systemic racism,” according to a draft report obtained by CBC News that calls for an external review.
“We strongly believe there is a systemic issue within the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) that is rampant throughout all ranks and elements of Land, Air Force and Navy and this issue is serious enough that an external review is imminent,” reads the document prepared by the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group and handed to the former commander of the Canadian Army, Lt.-Gen. Marquis Hainse, in the spring. Read the rest of this entry
by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, December 2, 2016
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr suggested Thursday Canada is prepared to deploy the military against anti-pipeline actions deemed “not to be peaceful,” raising the possibility the country could face a scenario last seen during the Oka Crisis in 1990. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, May 31, 2016
A First Nations group is being allowed inside the former Kapyong Barracks to perform a ceremony.
The Department of National Defence let the group into the former military base on Tuesday after the group set up camp, demanding access.
Kylo Prince from Long Plain First Nation said Col. Andy Cook helped the group gain access to the land. Read the rest of this entry
by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, May 25, 2016
Textron Systems Canada, Inc., announced that the Canadian Forces’ Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) is being displayed for the first time since completing its Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Durability (RAMD) test program. The vehicle is on display at CANSEC at the EY Centre in Ottawa.