An Ottawa courtroom recently witnessed the rare intersection of numerous taproots of violence undergirding Canadian society, in the sentencing hearing of Ashley White.
The Conservative government has placed more stock in Canada's military than its predecessors. It is surprising that the substandard living conditions and issues with pensions have yet to be addressed.
Canadian Forces Ombudsman Pierre Daigle released a report stating on-base housing is substandard, employment for families lack and access to health care unstable.
While war veterans have never enjoyed the support they required, the gap between "support our troops" rhetoric and the reality of veterans' lives has become increasingly wide in the Harper years.
David J. Climenhaga
Online magazine reports German troops in Afghanistan are in a state of near revolt after three were killed and six injured by an Afghan trooper they were training.
In testimony translator says Canadians killed innocent man and knowingly transferred others to torture.
As the date for withdrawal from Afghanistan by the Canadian forces approaches, the pressure to remain in the battle mounts.
Grace Pastine of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association says her organization has long maintained the government should have known about the abuse of detainees. Now we have evidence that they did know.
Globe and Mail correspondent Graeme Smith, with plenty of experience in Afghanistan, says Canadian troops should be pulled out.
Sometimes Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defence Minister Peter MacKay are given insufficient credit for their wry sense of humour.