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Somalia Investigation Hits 'Inexplicable Delay'

Type: Film and Video

Major Vince Buonamici, a Military Police Officer, testifies at the Somali Inquiry that he investigated two shooting deaths of Somalis by Airborne soldiers in 1993. He reports that the military chain of command deliberately delayed his work - work that could have prevented Shidane Arone's death.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Somalia Affair: Paper Chase

Type: Film and Video

Canadian Armed Forces personnel across Canada spend the day searching for missing documentation and computer logs. Orders have come from the top down to forward any documents pertaining to the Somalia mission to the Somalia Inquiry Commission.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Mea Culpa

Type: Film and Video

Video footage of Day 3 of General Jean Boyle's testimony at the Somalia Inquiry. Boyle has come under fire for allegedly running interference between the press and the army's public relations department, reporting that he was unaware of any alterations to documentation. The documents in question are RTQ's (Response to Queries), internal briefing documents prepared for those who deal with the media.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Female Officers Take Charge - Canadian Women in the Second World War

Type: Film and Video

Two women who were officers in World War II recount their experiences of working in a very male-oriented environment. Wing Officer Willa Walker, RCAF Women's Division, and Captain Adelaide Sinclair of the Navy Wrens (WRCNS) each had her own challenges to face.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Lt.-Col Carol Mathieu's Testimony

Type: Film and Video

Video footage of Lieutenant-Colonel Carol Mathieu's final day of testimony at the Somalia Inquiry. He has words of praise for the Canadian Airborne Regiment who served in Somalia but is critical of Dr. Barry Armstrong, who called the shooting of a Somali murder.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Debacle a High-Level Cover-Up

Type: Film and Video

Report on the Somalia Commission of Inquiry's findings and recommendations. The Commissioners point out that Canadian soldiers were ill-prepared for the Somalia mission and that witnesses at the Somalia Inquiry were evasive, told half-truths, or lied. Their blueprint for change in the military, with 160 recommendations, covers leadership, accountability, discipline, training, and mission planning. Art Eggleton calls the report a "blanket condemnation" of the Canadian military.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation