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OTTAWA The Canadian Forces is investigating the fourth suicide of one of its members within a week, while a fifth soldier attempted to take his life. Defence officials told media that three of as many as four Canadian Forces members who took their own lives in recent days had served in Afghanistan.Senator Romeo Dallaire, a retired general, blamed a recent traffic accident on stress over the ...
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The Transporter is an almost instantly forgettable European action vehicle with a few relatively good bang-em-up sequences, a straight-to-video storyline, and a good dose of name cachet for those familiar with the genre. The director, Corey Yuen, is well-known as a choreographer of Hong Kong martial-arts flicks (including 9 starring Jet Li) and has also directed more than 30 over the past ... ...
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OTTAWA The Canadian Forces is investigating the fourth suicide of one of its members within a week, while a fifth soldier attempted to take his life.
Defence officials told media that three of as many as four Canadian Forces members who took their own lives in recent days had served in Afghanistan.
Senator Romeo Dallaire, a retired general, blamed a recent traffic accident on stress over the deaths.
The incidents have raised questions over post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The latest death, of a married 46-year-old soldier whose body was found on Monday near his base in Quebec, is being treated as an apparent suicide. Sylvain Lelievre had served in Bosnia and Afghanistan.
In the past week, the bodies of Warrant Officer Michael McNeil, Master Cpl William Elliott and Master Bombardier Travis Halmrast have also been discovered.
Lelivre was a member of the Royal 22e Regiment (the "VanDoos).
Another soldier told Canadian Press that the moment the Canadian military told him in November he was being discharged because of his post-traumatic stress disorder, he felt his
life was over and he attempted suicide.
Master Cpl. Kristian Wolowidnyk a former combat engineer who survived the desolation of Kandahar in 2009 and 2010 said he was desperate to stay in the military and re-qualify for another military trade. ...
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