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Canadian military publishes strict rules for pot consumption

Ottawa - The Canadian Department of Defense has issued new guidelines dealing with the consumption and possession of cannabis by its military members, severely restricting, and in some cases, prohibiting its use once it becomes legal in October.

Canada's top general apologizes for 'biological wiring' remark

Canada's top general has apologized for talking about "biological wiring" being to blame for sexual harassment in the military. Outgoing Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Tom Lawson apologized, saying that the wording he used was "awkward."

Op-Ed: Canadian Armed Forces — What's in a name?

Ottawa - Mainstream media reports that the Harper government is quietly changing the name of the Canadian Forces to Canadian Armed Forces, in an apparent effort to make the Canadian military appear tougher. Armed Forces is consistently used by the government.

Op-Ed: Canada - Harper stands by McKay amid calls for his resignation

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is standing behind his embattled Defence Minister, Peter McKay, amid calls for his resignation over a controversial and ill-advised helicopter ride in Newfoundland in July 2010.

Canadian Troops May Not Receive Gift Packages

gift packages meant for Canadian Forces personnel serving in Afghanistan may spend Christmas in Montreal, the packages are not addressed to specific soldiers and are thus a potential security threat.

Afghanistan Mission: Canadian Soldiers Prevented from Deploying Due to Drug Use

An exclusive report from the CBC reveals that at least 250 Canadian troops where forced to remain in the country, instead of deploying for the Afghanistan mission, for testing positive for drug use.

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