I was astounded to hear on CTV's national news channel last night that some 260-odd Canadian "soldiers" were in action in middle-eastern waters. Apparently they have taken over as crew of HMCS Toronto, and have distinguished themselves at sea, stopping and boarding a drug-smuggling vessel.
Shades of Paul Hellyer! The Royal Canadian Navy has, in the eyes of writers and readers of news broadcasts who should know better, disappeared into the "military". So, naturally, their men and women are "soldiers".