MILNEWS.ca Blog

Tidbits from Both Sides of the Fight

Archive for the ‘Internal security’ Category

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 23, 2014

leave a comment »

Written by milnewsca

23 April 14 at 22:30

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 16, 2014

leave a comment »

Written by milnewsca

16 April 14 at 22:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 8, 2014

leave a comment »

Written by milnewsca

8 April 14 at 20:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 6, 2014

leave a comment »

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 4, 2014

leave a comment »

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 1, 2014

leave a comment »

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – March 25, 2014

leave a comment »

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – March 24, 2014

leave a comment »

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – March 23, 2014

leave a comment »

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – March 20, 2014

leave a comment »

  • Quebec soldier Cpl. Alain Lacasse hadn’t shown any outward signs of distress before taking his own life this week, his best friend Dominic April says.  His father, Pierre April, told CBC News his son and Lacasse, 44, were both big fans of Harley Davidson motorcycles and were in the midst of planning a summer motorcycle trip.  “He’s very, very shocked,” April said of his son. “He cannot understand what’s happening.”  Lacasse was found dead in his home in Valcartier, Que., on Monday ….”
  • Info-machine version  “The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C. M.P for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, together with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced Canada is expanding its fleet of upgraded CP-140 Aurora aircraft. Through an existing modernization and life-extension program, four additional Aurora aircraft will gain new and enhanced capabilities and extended service lives. This will expand Canada’s current upgrades fleet to a total of 14 Auroras ….” – more in a backgrounder here
  • Media version  “The Canadian government will invest another $548 million into refurbishing the Canadian Forces’ CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol and surveillance aircraft, bringing the total cost of modernizing the aging fleet to more than $2 billion.  Defence Minister Rob Nicholson made the announcement Wednesday at 14 Wing Greenwood, home to 10 of the aircraft. The other four are in Comox, B.C.  The four-engine planes, which date back to the early 1980s, were due to be replaced in 2020. But with refurbishing, they will now be in use until 2030, extending their life cycle to more than 50 years ….”
  • As the last Canadian soldiers returned from Afghanistan this week, those who would follow them into uniform are being stymied by a woefully inept recruiting system where it takes an average of 166 days to be processed.  That’s the ludicrous length of time it takes from the moment someone first walks into a recruiting office, wanting to sign up to become a soldier, until he or she is put on the “merit list,” which means all the necessary boxes have been checked.  The stinging criticism comes in a draft report done late last year by the Defence Science Advisory Board, a private sector group which isn’t part of the Defence Department, but advises it ….”
  • Caveat:  CBC’s doesn’t seem to be sharing any of the “obtained” documents, so no idea what else is in there  A CBC News investigation has revealed a number of highly-paid dentists in the Canadian Forces have been performing little or no dentistry, according to documents obtained through the Access to Information ActMilitary records show some Canadian Forces dentists — who make between $200,000 and $300,000 a year plus benefits — have treated only a handful of patients in their chairs over the last few years, while the dental unit contracted out millions of dollars worth of work to private dentists.  “My first reaction is sadness,” said Murray Cuff, a former military periodontist who retired in 2010 and lives in Victoria, B.C.  “It’s pretty disgraceful when you think of the performances in comparison to the salaries these guys are receiving and the number of dentists that there are.” ….”
  • rabble.ca on “Canada talks back about secret spying”

Written by milnewsca

20 March 14 at 8:15

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 930 other followers