Another Canadian soldier dies of an apparent suicide

Master Cpl. Sylvain Lelièvre.

Defence officials have released the name of a soldier at CFB Valcartier in Quebec who died Dec. 2, the fourth apparent Canadian Forces suicide in a week.

He is identified as Master Cpl. Sylvain Lelievre, from the 3rd battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment.

Defence spokesman Capt. Denny Brown says Lelievre died on the base and military police are now investigating.

Brown says Lelievre joined the Canadian Forces in June 1985 and was deployed to Bosnia between 2001 and 2002, and again in 2004.

Lelievre also served in Kandahar from 2010 to 2011.

Veterans advocates say the number of suicides within the military in recent days may only hint at the magnitude of the problem.

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