OTTAWA — Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, says a Canadian soldier has been killed in a parachuting accident in Bulgaria.
Vance, who delivered the news before a federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, says next of kin have been notified.
He did not immediately release the soldier’s name.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the incident took place during a training exercise, and is promising an investigation into what happened.
In a statement, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer offered condolences to the soldier’s friends and family.
The Canadian Press