David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

David Pugliese

Ottawa Citizen

Victoria, BC, Canada

Contact David

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • Ottawa Citizen
  • SudburyStar
  • The Chronicle Herald
  • Edmonton Journal
Past:
  • National Post
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • Regina Leader Post
  • Defense News
  • The Province
  • The Windsor Star
  • Winnipeg Sun

Recent articles by David:

Naval and army monuments installed at DND HQ but date for CF-18 installation unknown

National Defence has installed the first pieces of equipment as monuments at the new headquarters on Carling Avenue in Ottawa. → Read More

RCAF's first C-295 search and rescue aircraft arrives in Canada

The first of the new fixed wing search and rescue aircraft that will be used by the RCAF for operations has arrived in Canada. The aircraft landed in… → Read More

Analysis: New defence chief could face pressure to act against racists and extremists in the ranks

Over the last several years members of the Canadian military have been involved in a number of high-profile cases. → Read More

Analysis: New defence chief's main job could be to preside over budget cuts

Candidates have been interviewed for the country’s top military position but whoever is selected will likely have the tough job of presiding over significant cuts to the Canadian Forces as the federal government tries to get its fiscal house in order. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced July 23 that Gen. Jonathan Vance would leave the […] → Read More

Canadian Forces chaplain convicted in sex assault case to be kicked out of military

A military chaplain found guilty last year of assault and sexual assault after a series of incidents at the upscale Nordik Spa-Nature in Chelsea will be booted from the Canadian Forces. Canadian Armed Forces spokesman Maj. Travis Smyth said Capt. Jean El-Dahdouh is still a member of the Canadian military but he is expected to […] → Read More

Defence minister has the power to release info about dead child molester, legal experts say

DND has taken unprecedented measures to block the release of information about Chaplain Capt. Angus McRae, convicted of sex crimes against a child in 1980. → Read More

From Seaman to Sailor – Royal Canadian Navy announces new rank names

As part of its efforts to create what it is calling a more inclusive environment within the workplace, the Royal Canadian Navy announced Thursday changes to… → Read More

From Seaman to Sailor – Royal Canadian Navy announces new rank names

As part of its efforts to create what it is calling a more inclusive environment within the workplace, the Royal Canadian Navy announced Thursday changes to English rank designations. The RCN’s junior ranks will soon be known as Sailor Third → Read More

Maintenance on Snowbirds aircraft will be increased, some flight restrictions put in place after two crashes

Maintenance on the Canadian military aircraft used by the Snowbirds will be increased and flying operations involving those planes will be restricted, the Canadian Forces announced Monday. → Read More

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Vance to retire

Canada’s top soldier will be retiring in the coming months. → Read More

Team with Canadian military intelligence unit data-mined social media accounts of Ontarians during pandemic

A team assigned to a Canadian military intelligence unit monitored and collected information from people’s social media accounts in Ontario, claiming such data-mining was needed to help troops working in long-term care homes during the coronavirus pandemic. In some cases, the data collected involved basic information about the long-term care facilities. In other cases, the […] → Read More

Sentry program at National War Memorial restarts with COVID-19 safety measures in place

The Canadian military restarted its program of posting sentries at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Monday. → Read More

Armed man arrested on grounds of Rideau Hall

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces has been arrested after a black pickup truck crashed through the gates of Rideau Hall and drove up the path toward the official residences that house Gov. → Read More

Laurie-Anne Kempton named as new assistant deputy minister for public affairs at DND

Laurie-Anne Kempton, chief of staff to the Clerk and the deputy clerk of the Privy Council at Privy Council Office, will take over the job of assistant deputy minister for public affairs at the Department of National Defence. → Read More

Top NATO job coming open but Liberals are silent on whether Gen. Vance's name will be submitted

The position of NATO’s senior military officer is coming open but it’s unclear whether the Liberal government will submit the name of Canada’s top soldier, Gen. Jon Vance, for the job. NATO defence chiefs vote for whom they want in the position with the selected candidate expected to be announced in the fall. But according […] → Read More

Challenger jets no longer primarily for use by PM and VIPs, Canadian military claims

The Canadian Forces is pushing ahead with rebranding the role of its Challenger jets by claiming they are mainly used for military purposes even as the air force points out their primary job is to transport VIPs such as the prime minister. The rebranding effort came as the Canadian Forces announced June 6 it was […] → Read More

Canada to buy more than $1 billion of missiles, related equipment from U.S. for CF-18 fighters

The U.S. government has cleared the way for Canada to buy more than $1 billion worth of new missiles and related equipment for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 fighter jet fleet. The U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale to Canada for the 50 Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II Tactical missiles, radars and other various […] → Read More

Modernization program for Snowbirds aircraft jumps in price

National Defence had budgeted $26 million for the upgrade, according to a briefing last year, but now lists it at $50 million-$99 million. → Read More

Canadian military knew in 2016 Snowbirds ejection seats needed upgrading but project still only in early stages

The Canadian military knew in 2016 the ejection seat on Snowbirds aircraft needed to be upgraded but it is still only in the early stages of modernizing that system. The Royal Canadian Air Force has now started a project to upgrade the parachutes on the ejection seats, the Canadian military confirmed to this newspaper. Capt. […] → Read More

Canadian military knew in 2016 Snowbirds ejection seats needed upgrading but project still only in early stages

Capt. Jennifer Casey died on May 17 after the Snowbirds aircraft she was a passenger in crashed in Kamloops, B.C. → Read More