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  • Canadian sniper sets world record with 2.2-mile pickoff of ISIS fighter

    06/22/2017 3:09:08 PM PDT · by Hadean · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2017 | Michael Obel
    A Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq. Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper. “ ... the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed...
  • Donald Trump is a willing listener ‘you can work with,’ Trudeau says

    06/22/2017 2:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 22, 2017 | Daniel Dale, Washington Bureau
    Trudeau complimented Trump but downplayed his importance to the Canada-U.S. relationship in an interview at the University of Toronto on Thursday, saying that the U.S. president “knows how to interact socially on a very effective level.” According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump is a willing listener with good social skills who keeps his word and is open to changing his mind when presented with opposing positions. Trudeau, who has made a determined effort to avoid angering the mercurial president, offered his complimentary assessment in a public interview with two New York Times journalists at the University...
  • Canada to deliver weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq trying to fend off ISIS

    08/16/2014 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Clive · 12 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun News Network ^ | 2014-08-15 | GIUSEPPE VALIANTE
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday he will deploy about 30 soldiers and two cargo planes to help deliver weapons and other military supplies to Kurdish forces in Iraq. A CC-130j Hercules and a CC-177 Globemaster will transport weapons from the U.S. and its allies to the Kurdish Peshmerga who are trying to fend off "the murderous rampage" of the terrorist group ISIS, Harper said in a statement released Friday. "Canada will not stand idly by while (ISIS) continues its murder of innocent civilians and religious minorities," Harper said. The two planes are stationed in Cyprus and a...
  • Canadian troops drawn into Mali’s war, despite what Prime Minister Stephen Harper says: Walkom

    01/30/2013 7:57:59 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Star ^ | Tue Jan 29 2013 | Thomas Walkom
    ... The Star’s report Tuesday came from anonymous sources in the Defence Department. The CBC had to find out from French television that Canadian special forces are also operating in Niger, which borders on Mali. But then everything about Canada’s role in Mali is treated by Ottawa as a state secret. Canadians learned of the initial C-17 deployment only after Mali’s president tweeted the information on the internet. When that initial, one-week deployment was extended, we were first told not by our own government but by Mali’s ambassador to Canada. ... Meanwhile, who exactly are we fighting in Mali? The...
  • Exxon to spearhead $14 billion oil project in Canada

    01/04/2013 7:22:23 PM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 4, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    Exxon Mobil Corp. is leading a $14 billion project to produce oil off of Canada’s northeast coast, the company announced Friday. Exxon Mobil expects the project to recover more than 700 million barrels of oil from a field in water about 300 feet deep off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Production at the Hebron field is set to start in early 2017 and will be capable of churning out 150,000 barrels of oil per day, according to an Exxon Mobil announcement. The project is among several massive efforts being pursued by Exxon Mobil, the world’s second largest publicly traded...
  • PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER TRAVELS TO AFGHANISTAN (Suprise visit to the troops today, May 7/09)

    05/07/2009 4:53:33 PM PDT · by fanfan · 5 replies · 378+ views
    Office of the Prime Minister ^ | May 7, 2009 | PMO Staff
    PM travels to Afghanistan Announces additional support to help 18,000 children in Kandahar 7 May 2009 KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN Prime Minister Stephen Harper today travelled to Afghanistan, where he visited with Canadian Forces and civilian personnel stationed in Kandahar. “From the very first day of the Afghan mission the men and women of the Canadian Forces and civilian officials, have served courageously and selflessly to help the people of Afghanistan build a better future,” said the Prime Minister. “Over the course of this mission our men and women in Afghanistan have made incredible sacrifices to defend our values and our interests....
  • Canadian Forces Continue Assistance with U.S. Hurricane Response Efforts

    09/02/2008 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Clive · 20 replies · 524+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2008-09-01 | (press release)
    News ReleaseCanadian Forces Continue Assistance with U.S. Hurricane Response EffortsNR#08.008 - September 1, 2008OTTAWA - The Government of Canada, in response to a request from the United States Government, deployed additional aircraft today to Florida to assist with search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Two CC-130 Hercules aircraft deployed from 14 Wing, Greenwood, N.S. and 17 Wing, Winnipeg, to provide assistance with the next phase of hurricane relief efforts. The two planes were sent to the United States under the provisions of the Civil Assistance Plan as part of Operation UNIFY, the official designation for the...
  • N. American Army created without OK by Congress-U.S., Canada military ink deal to fight...

    02/24/2008 11:41:11 AM PST · by SFC Chromey · 83 replies · 589+ views ^ | 24 February 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi and Tim Bueler
    In a ceremony that received virtually no attention in the American media, the United States and Canada signed a military agreement Feb. 14 allowing the armed forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a cross-border crisis.
  • Canada recommits to Afghan military mission

    07/05/2007 6:04:50 PM PDT · by exg · 10 replies · 247+ views
    OTTAWA, Canada - The deaths of six Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan are particularly troubling but the country’s military mission will stay in place until early 2009 as scheduled, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.
  • U.S. Secretary Rice thanks Canada for 9/11 aid

    09/11/2006 12:01:52 PM PDT · by fanfan · 25 replies · 581+ views
    CTV News ^ | Sept,. 11, 2006 | CTV News Staff
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thanked Canadians for providing a port in the storm for thousands of stranded Americans and other passengers on Sept. 11, 2001. "It's a day, of course, to know and remember that there is indeed evil in the world, and we saw its awful face on that horrible day," Rice said at a brief ceremony at Halifax International Airport. "But it's also a day to recognize that very often when the worst in human behaviour and human nature exhibits itself, so does the best in human nature and human behaviour -- and that is what...
  • President Bush Participates In Press Availability With Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

    07/06/2006 6:16:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 15 replies · 678+ views
    White House Website ^ | 7-6-06 | President George W. Bush & Prime Minister Stephen Harper
    11:55 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you all. Welcome. It's been my honor to visit with Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, in the Oval Office. After this exercise in democracy, I'll be buying him lunch, where we'll continue our discussions. I'm impressed by his leadership style. I appreciate the fact that he doesn't mince words, he tells me what's on his mind and he does so in a real clear fashion. We talked about a lot of subjects. We talked about Iran, and our joint desire to convince the Iranian regime to give up its nuclear weapons ambitions....
  • Harper's gift to Bush

    07/05/2006 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Clive · 19 replies · 723+ views
    CanWest News Service via National Post ^ | 2006-07-05 | Sheldon Alberts
    WASHINGTON - George W. Bush will spend much of his 60th birthday tomorrow in White House meetings with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but it is doubtful the U.S. President will worry how much his Canadian counterpart spends on a gift. What is more likely is the U.S. President will thank Mr. Harper for opening his government's pocketbook and spending billions to buff up Canada's military. Senior Pentagon officials are thrilled with the Conservative government's plan to spend $17.1-billion on new military hardware, an investment viewed by the Bush administration as payoff for years of lobbying to get Canada to beef...
  • (Canadian) Cdn troops prepared for battle (Afghanistan)

    02/02/2006 8:13:46 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 13 replies · 937+ views
    Canoe ^ | JOHN WARD
    OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's new mission in the perilous southern region of Afghanistan will be dangerous, with no guarantees that everyone will come home safely, says the man in charge of the force. Brig.-Gen. David Fraser, who will lead 2,200 soldiers into the Kandahar region this month, says their training and equipment will reduce the risks. But in a province where suicide bombers and roadside booby traps are part of the landscape, the threat remains high. "This is a dangerous mission, this is a dangerous environment," Fraser said. "We can mitigate the risk, but I can't reduce the risk to...
  • Canadian Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

    11/24/2005 12:05:52 PM PST · by fanfan · 19 replies · 854+ views
    580 CFRA ^ | November 24, 2005 | CFRA News
    Thursday, November 24, 2005 2:44 PM Few details have been released, but Defence officials confirm a Canadian soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. Officials say the soldier died when an armoured vehicle rolled over, and no explosive devices were involved. Four others were injured. The name and hometown of the dead soldier have not been released.
  • Quebec Sends Planes to Assist Fighting Los Angeles Brush Fires

    10/02/2005 8:24:23 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 18 replies · 427+ views
    Canadian Press via ^ | October 2, 2005 | Canadian Press Staff
    Quebec sends planes to assist fighting Los Angeles brush firesCanadian Press October 02, 2005 MONTREAL (CP) - The Quebec government is lending a hand to help fight the brush fires on the edge of Los Angeles. The province's forest fire prevention agency has sent two CL-415 waterbombers to help combat the flames. The crew includes eight pilots and three technicians who might remain on site until the end of December depending on the situation. Quebec said it would be ready to send more help if the fires grow.
  • JTF2 in combat in Afghanistan

    09/16/2005 4:23:26 PM PDT · by SIRTRIS · 14 replies · 3,290+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Sep. 16, 2005. 04:18 PM | CANADIAN PRESS
    JTF2 in combat in Afghanistan Secretive commando unit in high gear conducting counter-insurgency operations, officials confirm CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadian special forces soldiers in southern Afghanistan have killed Taliban and Al Qaeda rebels over dozens of operations in recent months as they work secretly in small units, military sources say. The modest contingent of troops from Joint Task Force 2 is an integral part of coalition efforts to stem the tide of insurgency that has risen since campaigning began for Sunday's parliamentary elections. JTF2 commandos have joined counterparts from the United States and some British Commonwealth countries, such as...
  • Ottawa offers troops

    09/01/2005 7:57:59 AM PDT · by Clive · 35 replies · 745+ views
    Sun Media ^ | 2005-09-01 | Maria McClintock, Ottawa Bureau
    OTTAWA -- Canada has offered to supply the U.S. with troops, military engineers and water purification expertise to assist in relief efforts in devastated areas hit by Hurricane Katrina. Gen. Rick Hillier spoke to his U.S. counterpart Gen. Richard B. Myers late yesterday and made the offer, confirmed Steve Jurgutis, spokesman for Defence Minister Bill Graham. America's health and human services department also contacted the Canadian Public Health Agency yesterday and asked for an inventory of medical supplies and personnel that could be provided. But Canada has yet to receive a request for assistance, Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan said....
  • Canada already part of missile defence: McKenna

    02/22/2005 1:41:08 PM PST · by FYREDEUS · 12 replies · 406+ views ^ | Feb 22 05 | News Staff
    Despite previous denials by the federal Liberals, the next ambassador to Washington says Canada is already part of the United States' controversial missile defence program. Speaking to reporters today in Ottawa, Frank McKenna made it clear on Canada's position on the continental missile shield. "We are part of it now," he said, "and the question is, what more do we need?" McKenna, who begins his job on March 1, made the comments after appearing before a Commons committee examining his appointment. He also pointed out that Canada agreed last summer to an amendment to Norad -- North American Aerospace Defence...
  • Paul Martin to announce that Canada sending 30 soldiers to train Iraqis

    02/21/2005 7:07:47 PM PST · by iso · 41 replies · 804+ views
    MURRAY BREWSTER, Canadian Press OTTAWA (CP) - Canada will contribute up to 30 soldiers to a NATO-led force that will help train the new Iraqi army, senior federal officials confirmed Friday. The formal announcement will be made when Prime Minister Paul Martin gathers with other leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting Tuesday in Brussels. Ottawa also plans to contribute $1 million towards a NATO-managed trust fund that will help pay the expenses of Iraqi officers who take part in the program. The troops will likely not conduct the training in Iraq itself, but in neighbouring Jordan, said the...
  • Canadian troops may be deployed to Iraq

    02/05/2005 8:28:25 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 93 replies · 1,768+ views
    CTV ^ | February 5, 2005
    Canadian troops may be deployed to Iraq to help with reconstruction if Prime Minister Paul Martin agrees to the anticipated request from U.S. President George Bush. The two leaders are expected to discuss the issue when they meet later this month in Brussels for a NATO summit meeting, the Toronto Star reported. The paper says a small contingent of 40 Canadian troops would be sent abroad, joining another 300 NATO forces, if Martin agrees. The news comes days after Bush's state of the union address during which he called on his allies for more foreign aid and support for Iraq's...