Lee Berthiaume, TorontoStar

Lee Berthiaume

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
  • National Post
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • Ottawa Citizen
Past:
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • The Province
  • National Observer
  • NEWS 1130
  • Edmonton Journal
  • Canadian Business
  • The Whig-Standard
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • Metroland West
  • Calgary Herald

Recent articles by Lee:

Canadian helping reform Ukrainian military says she’s not surprised by its resilience

OTTAWA - Jill Sinclair has been wracked by a combination of anguish, sickness and anger as well as extraordinary pride as she has watched Ukrainians s... → Read More

Trudeau pledges more troops to Latvia, but mum on permanent NATO presence in Baltics

'We need to have a more robust position in the Baltics to prevent an attack from occurring in the first place,' the Latvian PM said → Read More

Latvia seeks Canadian support for expanded, permanent NATO presence in Baltics

OTTAWA - Latvia’s prime minister is in Ottawa today seeking Canada’s support for an expanded, permanent NATO force in his country and fellow Baltic st... → Read More

Canadian soldier charged for speaking out against vaccine requirements while in uniform

The army reservist criticized vaccine requirements for military personnel and other federal employees in a TikTok video and in Surrey → Read More

Soldier charged for speaking out against vaccine requirements while in uniform

OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier who publicly spoke out against federal vaccine requirements while in uniform has been charged while another Armed Forces m... → Read More

Canada makes US$99M payment as part of deal to foot more of bill for developing F-35

Ottawa has made a multimillion-dollar payment as part of a renegotiated deal that is expected to see Canada foot more of the bill for developing the F... → Read More

Winnipeg to lose two military rescue planes

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue coverage, the result of yet another delay in Canada’s troubled military procurement system. → Read More

Military must better accommodate troops with exceptional family needs: watchdog

OTTAWA - Canada’s military watchdog is calling on the Armed Forces to better accommodate troops with disabled children and other exceptional family ci... → Read More

Police promise heavy presence, arrests for hate as biker convoy to descend on Ottawa

Ottawa police promise a heavy presence in the capital and zero tolerance for hate as a second convoy prepares to descend on the city this weekend, this time involving hundreds of motorcycles instead of trucks. → Read More

Up to 831 RCMP officers approved to join Ottawa police as motorcycle convoy arrives on weekend

Interim police chief Steve Bell told city councillors that his force has no intention of letting the Rolling Thunder Convoy turn into another illegal occupation → Read More

Justice minister invokes cabinet secrecy around use of Emergencies Act

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti repeatedly invoked cabinet confidentiality in his appearance before a special committee tasked with investigating the… → Read More

Canadian military not doing enough to detect, prevent extremism in the ranks: Report

Defence Minister Anita Anand said the government has earmarked more than $200 million to help change the military's culture → Read More

Military not addressing extremism in ranks: Report

OTTAWA - A scathing new report on racism in the Canadian Armed Forces says the military is not doing enough to detect and prevent white supremacists and other violent extremists from infiltrating its ranks. → Read More

Canadian military not doing enough to detect, prevent extremism in the ranks: Report

OTTAWA - A scathing new report on racism in the Canadian Armed Forces says the military is not doing enough to detect and prevent white supremacists a... → Read More

Russian sanctions prove Canadian military mission in Ukraine had impact: Commander

OTTAWA - The most recent commander of Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine says the fact Russia has sanctioned him and several of his predece... → Read More

General heads to Ukraine amid misconduct probe

OTTAWA - A senior leader in the Canadian Armed Forces has retired and travelled to Ukraine to help defend the country from Russia’s invasion while still under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. → Read More

Ombud flags unfairness in treatment of sexual dysfunctions for female veterans

OTTAWA - Canada’s veterans ombud is warning that women who served in the Canadian Armed Forces are facing unacceptable barriers and bias when it comes... → Read More

National Defence says fewer unvaccinated troops kicked out of military than reported

OTTAWA - The Department of National Defence is reporting limited progress on enforcing an order that all troops bare their arms, with fewer unvaccinat... → Read More

Canada avoided F-35 teething problems: test pilot

OTTAWA - A former F-35 test pilot says Canada likely benefited from not purchasing the stealth fighter more than a decade ago, but that the time has come for Ottawa to finally end its waffling and commit to the aircraft. → Read More

Canada avoided F-35 teething problems, should buy stealth fighter now: test pilot

OTTAWA - A former F-35 test pilot says Canada likely benefited from not purchasing the stealth fighter more than a decade ago, but that the time has c... → Read More