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Traffic technicians unpack and sort through supplies delivered by a CC-130 Hercules aircraft in support of Operation Presence–Mali to Camp Castor in Gao, Mali, in July 2018. DND photograph courtesy of Master Corporal Jennifer Kusche

Military making progress on Indigenous, visible minority recruitment, lagging on attracting women

Despite Liberal policy aiming for 25 per cent female recruits by 2026, the number of women in Regular Forces and Primary Reserves is still below 16 per cent, according to latest data.
Opinion|By David Skillicorn
There is an urgent need for international 'rules of the road,' however informal, to ensure that offensive cyber operations do not lead to an accidental disaster.
Opinion|By Erika Simpson
Canadian taxes are better spent on countering biochemical threats than on expensive equipment for undertaking high-intensity conventional operations like the overpriced F-35.
Opinion|By Ross Fetterly
Increasing maintenance and repair expenditures on defence infrastructure across the country would bring immediate effects to the Canadian economy in several important ways.
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Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is in Gander, N.L., to meet with the mayor, and will be heading to Halifax for the defence industry confab.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
This latest and biggest outburst of defiance in the streets is at least partly due to the unilateral trade sanctions imposed on Iran last year by the Trump administration.
Plus, the PM convenes his first cabinet meeting following the shuffle. Ahead of that meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit down with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
Rookie MPs Anita Anand and Steven Guilbeault are among those making up the 18 women and 18 men who will join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau around the cabinet table.
Exiting Indian envoy Vikas Swarup talks Kashmir, the prime minister's infamous India visit, trade, and future relations between the two countries.
Opinion|By Brett Byers
Canada and its allies should step up, work together, and protect the international norms and institutions that safeguard the maritime security of the Indo-Pacific.
‘She is a source of pride for the national community,’ says Senator Yonah Martin, who became the first Korean-Canadian Parliamentarian when she was appointed in 2009.
Opinion|By Tom Keenan
When it comes to cyber attacks, even when those charged with defending our computer systems have a pretty good idea of whodunnit, aggressively 'hacking back' is fraught with danger.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, CTV photojournalist Dave Ellis to retire after 34-year career, and an Abacus poll suggests only Stephen Harper is a more preferable Conservative leader than Andrew Scheer.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Beyond being a voice for Conservative women, Lisa Raitt was unifying force who could transcend bitter partisan divides, says Melanee Thomas, political science professor at the University of Calgary.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
Albert Einstein said that time could not be absolutely defined. That doesn’t mean it can’t be leveraged as a political commodity.
News|By Neil Moss
'Anything is an improvement over what's going on right now,' says Liberal MP John McKay, who was parliamentary secretary to the defence minister from 2015 to 2017.
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