Raytheon contracted for support radar systems of U-2 reconnaissance aircraft – Defence Blog

Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, received a $217 million U.S. Air Force contract for support and sustain the sensor and processor for the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System 2-A, or ASARS-2A. Work will be performed through 2024, according to a company news release. ASARS-2A contains an active electronically scanned array antenna and is […]

As U.S. disables one forum for trade fights under WTO, it strengthens another under USMCA

In the same week it unilaterally disabled a key World Trade Organization body for settling trade disputes, the United States agreed to significantly strengthen Canada’s ability to pursue such cases under an amended North American free trade deal. The nearly simultaneous developments came amid a raucous week for international trade that also saw the U.S. […]

Women who attempt abortion ‘reversal’ risk serious blood loss: study

The first true test of so-called “abortion reversal” — a highly controversial practice that’s been used in Canada — has been abruptly halted after three women had to be rushed to hospital for severe haemorrhaging. Doctors are warning women who start, but then stop a medical abortion may be risking serious blood loss. Researchers had […]

Lockheed Martin to increase production of new Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp will increase the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile production, according to the recent award of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday a $15,5 million modification to the previously awarded contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, or also know as JAGM, production line for […]

Major victory for Catalyst against HBC take-private deal as OSC delays shareholder vote

The Ontario Securities Commission has decided to push back a crucial shareholder vote on the takeover of Hudson’s Bay Co., effectively freezing the transaction until the company releases a more detailed story on how the deal came together. The decision, announced late Friday evening, marks a major victory for Catalyst Capital Group Inc., the private […]

Trudeau gives nearly 300 tasks for ministers to take on in new parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his cabinet ministers marching orders Friday, spelling out that he wants legislated targets on greenhouse gas emissions, universal pharmacare, the Trans Mountain pipeline, a UN Security Council seat and high-frequency rail between Toronto and Quebec City. Trudeau released his mandate letter for all members of his cabinet, much as he […]

New bill introduced in Canadian Senate to improve support for jurors affected by PTSD – National

A bill has been introduced in the Senate of Canada that former jurors, senators and MPs are hoping will help improve support for jurors diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as other mental health issues triggered by serving on a jury trial. Bill S-207 was introduced by Conservative Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu on Thursday and […]

U.S. Army conducted simultaneous intercept multiple threats during flight test – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully conducted simultaneous engagement of two incoming target cruise missiles during a flight test using the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). Including Sentinel, Patriot and Marine TPS-59 radars and Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM (GEM-T) interceptors, the test demonstrated successful […]

Catalyst questions independence of HBC special committee at OSC hearing

Catalyst Capital Group Inc. spent part of Thursday’s hearing at the Ontario Securities Commission grilling a Hudson’s Bay Co. director about why the department store chain turned down Catalyst’s recent takeover offer. David Leith, head of the special committee tasked by HBC’s board to review take-private offers, appeared at the OSC Thursday as HBC’s witness […]