Tag Archives: Wounded

Refusing to acknowledge the costs of war

A week-long series in the Toronto Star reveals some of the true cost of Canada’s war in Afghanistan. Friday’s article (Bruce Campion-Smith & Allan Woods, “Tories’ secret Afghan casualty list reveals intensity of combat,” Toronto Star, 5 November 2010) describes how the Conservative government and the Department of National Defence have refused to talk about […]

Canadian military quietly stops reporting wounded

The Canadian military has quietly stopped reporting when soldiers are wounded on the battlefield (Murray Brewster, “Canada forbids reporting of battlefield wounded,” Globe and Mail, 23 March 2010).  In order to satisfy the public’s right to know what is going on in Afghanistan, the military says it will instead provide an annual report on battle-related injuries. The […]