Former Army commander confirmed as CDS

By Ken Pole   Army General Wayne Eyre has been confirmed as Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) after nine months of doing the military’s top job in an acting capacity. His appointment, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is seen as a key step in how the Canadian...
Diversity through experience

Diversity through experience

by Second Lieutenant Ahmed Elkar and Captain Michael Gray   In the fall of 2020, the commanding officer of the Princess Louise Fusiliers (PLF), Lieutenant-Colonel Barry Pitcher, launched a new initiative to help soldiers understand societal diversity in the...

Canadian gunners serve as Queen’s guard

Canadian gunners serve as Queen’s guard

By Ian Coutts   Surreal. That’s the word that Major Michael Crosier reaches for to describe the feeling of marching into the grounds of Buckingham Palace for the very first time on Oct. 4 at the head of a contingent from The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery...

Arctic mobility makes tracks

Arctic mobility makes tracks

by Ian Coutts   Call it the musk-ox of Canadian defence procurements. As other needed projects see costs balloon or timelines stretch out before them, the Army’s Domestic Arctic Mobility Enhancement (DAME) project, the search for a new vehicle suitable for use in...

Spine Untapped: The Army’s digital backbone

Spine Untapped: The Army’s digital backbone

by Chris Thatcher   Of all the projects queuing up in the procurement pipeline, none could have a greater impact on the Army’s operational digital transformation efforts than Land C4ISR. Sometimes called the digital spine, the program of six individual projects...