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May 3, 2016

Auditor general finds training, equipment and recruitment issues with army reserves

The review also found that a large number of reservists do not even receive basic training in areas such as “using a pistol or grenade launcher.”

Whether responding to emergencies back home or assisting regular troops abroad, army reservists may have to rely on other Canadian Armed Forces units for equipment, but these are often not available, a recent report by the auditor general found.

Army reservists are also leaving their units at a rapid rate, even before they have been fully trained, according to the report.

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Nestor Arellano

Nestor is a Toronto-based journalist who specializes in writing about technology and business. He is the editor of Vanguard Magazine and the associate editor of IT in Canada and a regular contributor to CGE.

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