The independent body that oversees Canada's military police announced Monday that it will conduct a public interest investigation into the suicide of an Edmonton-based Canadian Forces soldier in 2008.
The Military Police Complaints Commission made the decision following years of complaints by the parents of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, a veteran of Bosnia and Afghanistan, who had been in and out of psychiatric facilities for depression and substance abuse before he killed himself at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton in 2008.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The families of 10 Canadians killed in Afghanistan paid tribute Sunday to their loved ones in what could be the last ceremony of its kind before combat operations end in the war-torn country, CTV News said today.
Among those present was the father of Captain Nichola Goddard who was the first Canadian female soldier to be killed in action, and the brother of Sergeant George Miok who was killed by improvised explosive device in 2009.
Since Canada's mission began in 2002, 154 military personnel, two aid workers, a journalist and a diplomat have died in Afghanistan.