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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper the Chicken Hawk Gets his Feathers Plucked

Posted September 1, 2014 by Simon

Well as you know, no world leader has screamed as loudly about the crisis in Ukraine as has Stephen Harper.If words were weapons the Russians would have surrendered by now.But now NATO is demanding that he put his money where his mouth or his snout is.And the chicken hawk has been plucked.Read more »

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Canadian Air Task Force begins Baltic Air Policing mission

Posted September 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Air Task Force (ATF) officially joined NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission following a hand-over ceremony today in Siauliai, Lithuania, as Canada’s continues to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe in the face …

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Operation NANOOK 2014 successfully achieved objectives

Posted August 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Operation NANOOK 2014, the premier annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operation held in Canada’s North, has now concluded, highlighting the CAF’s ability to exercise sovereignty and support the safety and security of Canadians in the North.

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Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Memorial Baton arrives in Winnipeg

Posted August 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, welcomed runners from the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) Memorial Baton Relay team into Winnipeg at the Manitoba Legislature today…

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Commander of Canadian Forces Intelligence Command represents the Canadian Armed Forces at the 120th anniversary of the first granting of Freedom of the City

Posted August 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Major-General Paul Wynnyk, Commander of Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, represented the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) today at Ottawa City Hall during the 120th anniversary of the first granting of Freedom of …

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National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman and Veterans Ombudsman Join Forces on Transition Issue

Posted August 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

For the first time, the Canadian Forces and National Defence Ombudsman Gary Walbourne and Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent are working together to investigate needed action to improve the transition of Canadian Armed Forces members from military to civili…

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Canadian Air Task Force completes mission in Romania

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) completed their Air Task Force’s (ATF) training mission in Romania today and was honoured with a parade and flag-lowering ceremony at the Romanian Air Force 71st Air Base in Campia Turzii.

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Government of Canada Announces Funding for Commemorative Project in Meaford, Ontario

Posted August 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced Government of Canada support for the Meaford Community Theatre’s production of Peace & War.

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The Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Division turns over a new leaf

Posted August 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Royal Military College Saint-Jean announced that official authority for the Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Division would be transferred from Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School to its command.

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The Ceremonial Guard to Perform Final Parade of 2014 Season

Posted August 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces will perform the final Changing of the Guard ceremony at Parliament Hill on Saturday August 23, at 10 a.m. This will be one of the Guard’s largest parades of the 2014 season, with the participation of a…

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Operation NANOOK 14

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Operation NANOOK 14, the premier annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operation held in Canada’s North, will take place in Nunavut from August 20-29.

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MP Larry Miller to make an Important Announcement

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an important announcement.

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Minister Nicholson Statement Following the Tabling of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner’s Report

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

I thank Commissioner Plouffe, CSEC’s independent watchdog, for his report. As a government, we agree with each of his recommendations and CSEC is currently working to implement them.

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Photo Opportunity: Minister Nicholson Visit Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN

Posted August 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to a photo opportunity with the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence during his visit to Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN at the Niagara Central Airport.

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Canadian Armed Forces Recognize the Canadian Medical Association for Distinguished Service

Posted August 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) today recognized the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for its history of collaboration on CAF health care with the presentation of the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service.

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Eagle’s Nest Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp Kicks-Off in Muskeg Lake, Saskatchewan

Posted August 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Army is hosting a five-day skills development and leadership camp for Aboriginal youth in Saskatchewan. The camp called Eagle’s Nest, will be held at the First Nations community of Muskeg Lake, approximately 100 km north of Saskatoon, Augu…

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Minister Fantino Marks 72<sup>nd</sup> Anniversary of Dieppe Raid

Posted August 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada announcing further Canadian support to the people of Iraq

Posted August 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing further assistance to the people of Iraq:

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Canadian Soldiers Train in Multinational Exercise in the Niagara Peninsula – Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2014 sees thousands of troops train in southern Ontario

Posted August 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 2 000 Canadian Army soldiers from Regular and Reserve units across Ontario will be training in communities of the Niagara Peninsula from August 16 to 24 as part of Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2014 (Ex SG14).

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Final flight of Canadian security assistance departs for Ukraine

Posted August 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The third and final aircraft filled with military equipment for Ukraine left today as part of Canada’s ongoing support to that country. One Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-177 Globemaster III strategic airlifter departed from 8 Wing, Canadian Forces…

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HMCS Regina starts voyage home after successful two-mission deployment

Posted August 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina departed the Indian Ocean today and began its return voyage to Canadian Fleet Pacific in Esquimalt, BC, after successfully completing an eight-month deployment in support of Operations ARTEMIS and REASSURANCE.

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Minister Finley Announces Re-appointment of President and CEO to Defence Construction Canada

Posted August 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today the re-appointment of James Paul as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Defence Construction Canada (DCC), effective September 8, 2014.

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Bold Eagle: creating choices, changing lives – The Bold Eagle program celebrates 25 years of bringing Aboriginal culture and military training together

Posted August 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army was at the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bold Eagle program.

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Royal Canadian Navy Submarines: Fleet Status (Fact Sheet)

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Victoria-class submarine fleet continues to progress towards a steady state, in which three of four submarines will be available for operations, which is anticipated to occur in late 2014.

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Minister Nicholson Announces Completion of New Headquarters for 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton

Posted August 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today announced the completion of the new 3rd Canadian Division (3 CDSB) Headquarters building in Edmonton. During his visit Minister Nicholson also toured the new Training Accommodations bar…

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New accommodations for visiting Canadian Armed Forces members training at 3<sup>rd</sup> Canadian Division Support Base (3 CDSB) Edmonton

Posted August 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada First Defence Strategy contains a detailed road map for the modernization of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including new defence infrastructure to replace dated infrastructure and support a first-class, modern military that is ready to ta…

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Government of Canada Honours Canada’s Peacekeepers

Posted August 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Poli…

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Canada’s Peacekeepers Honoured for their Service

Posted August 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Minister of State John Duncan and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, joined members of the British Columbia Chapter of the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Associatio…

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Government of Canada to Honour Canadian Peacekeepers

Posted August 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, will participate in a commemorative ceremony to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day.

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Minister Nicholson commemorates National Peacekeeping Day

Posted August 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement

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Minister Julian Fantino Marks National Peacekeepers’ Day

Posted August 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day.

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Canada continues to provide military equipment to Ukraine

Posted August 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Another aircraft filled with military equipment for Ukraine left today as part of Canada’s ongoing support to that country against Russian aggression. One Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-177 Globemaster III strategic airlifter departed from 8 Wing, …

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HMCS Kingston Departs for Canada’s Arctic Waterways

Posted August 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

A Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) coastal vessel, her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston, departs from Halifax, N.S., today for Canada’s arctic waters, where it will be joined later this month by HMCS Shawinigan.

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Court Martial for Warrant Officer Gagnon

Posted August 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The general court martial for Warrant Officer André Gagnon, in relation to a charge of sexual assault, begins next week. The trial is open to the media and the public.

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Princess Patricia’s centennial memorial relay to visit 24 locations across five provinces – Canadian Army Soldiers running relay from Edmonton to Ottawa

Posted August 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On August 10, a Memorial Baton Relay (MBR) will kick-off in Edmonton, Alberta, as the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) mark 100 years of service.

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Fraud Charges Laid Against a Former Civilian Employee

Posted August 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), a unit within the Canadian Forces Military Police, charged a former civilian employee with offences related to fraud and theft on August 7, 2014.

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Minister Rempel Attends the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo

Posted August 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, provided remarks at the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE).

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Minister Rempel to Address Aerospace, Defence and Security Industries

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will be providing remarks at the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE).

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Media Opportunity: Government of Canada Support to Ukraine

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

8 WING/CFB TRENTON – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Minister of National Defence and M.P. for Niagara Falls, will make an important announcement related to Ukraine.

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Media Opportunity: Government of Canada Support to Ukraine

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

8 WING/CFB TRENTON – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Minister of National Defence and M.P. for Niagara Falls, will make an important announcement related to Ukraine.

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