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CHARGE LAID AGAINST A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

Posted October 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa – The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, has charged a Canadian Armed Forces Reserve member for sexual assault allegedly committed at the Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre in the summer of July 2013.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan returns from Operation CARIBBE

Posted October 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan returned to its home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, today after a successful deployment on Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational …

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HMCS Athabaskan returns home from Operation CARIBBE

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

The media are invited to attend the homecoming ceremony of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan, returning from a seven-week deployment in the Caribbean basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean on Operation CARIBBE on October 30, 2014.

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Commemorative Booklet to Honour First World War Veterans

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk, today announced Government of Canada funding for a booklet that will display a collection of artifacts to commemorate and honour the service and sacrifices of Canada’s First World War Veterans. Ms. Finley made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.

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Commemorative Exhibit to Honour Fallen Soldiers of North Vancouver Island

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

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, today announced Government of Canada funding for a new exhibit that will honour North Vancouver Islanders who gave their lives…

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in Hamilton

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

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks at the regimental funeral for Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton:

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Funeral service for Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent – A final tribute

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

The military funeral of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue in Longueuil, Quebec.

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Message to Canadian Armed Forces Members from the Governor General of Canada, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

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

I am writing to you from Europe, where I am currently undertaking an official visit, to let you know that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. The Canadian Armed Forces is very much a family, and together we are mourning the loss of two com…

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Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff Hosts Meeting with his Finnish Counterpart

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Tom Lawson, hosted his counterpart, the Commander of the Finnish Defence Force, General Jarmo Lindberg, for high-level discussions today on military and security issues.

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HMCS Toronto completes Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto completed her participation in Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION today as part of her Operation REASSURANCE deployment in the Mediterranean Sea in response to the Putin regime’s aggressive military actions against …

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Minister of Veterans Affairs pays tribute to Canada’s service men and women

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, today joined local Veterans and the community to honour Canada’s brave men and women at the annual Beechwood Cemetery Remembrance Day Service.

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Funeral service for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

Posted October 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The military funeral of Corporal Nathan Cirillo will take place on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton.

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Minister Valcourt Announces Completion of New Armoury in Edmundston, New Brunswick

Posted October 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, attended an opening ceremony for the new Edmundston Armoury in Edmundston, …

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New Canadian Forces Armoury in Edmundston

Posted October 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The new armoury is being named the “Master Corporal Charles (Chuck) Michaud Armoury.” Master Corporal Michaud, a native of Edmundston, New Brunswick, died on July 4, 2009, from injuries sustained in an improvised explosive device incident that occurred…

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Minister of Veterans Affairs honours Royal Canadian Air Force Association

Posted October 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today paid tribute to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) at its annual meeting in Ottawa. The Minister thanked the Association for its outstanding contributions to Veterans, and…

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Statement by The Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff issued today the following statement:

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Statement by the Minister of National Defence Regarding the death of Corporal Cirillo

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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Minister of Veterans Affairs honours Ontarians for outstanding contributions to Canada’s Veterans

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today honoured the following 20 Ontarians with commendations for their exemplary service to Veterans:

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Statement by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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Harper Government Focused on Canadian Jobs

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, announced the awarding of a $137.8-million co…

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Return of our fallen comrade

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Our fallen comrade, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, will be departing Ottawa today for his return home to Hamilton, Ontario. The transportation route will include a trip down the Highway of Heroes, which will allow Canadians to pay respects to both Corporal Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

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Photo Opportunity: Departure of CP-140M Auroras for Operation IMPACT

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

14 WING/CFB GREENWOOD – Media are invited for a photo opportunity of the departure of the two CP-140M Auroras and personnel from 14 Wing/CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia, in support to Operation IMPACT.

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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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Chief of the Defence Staff to comment on recent events

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will comment on recent events and take questions from the media.

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Message from the Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ladies and Gentlemen, by now many of you will be aware of the incident today in which Corporal Nathan Cirillo was shot, and later died of his wounds.

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff Regarding the Attack in Ottawa

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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Statement by the Minister of National Defence Regarding the Attacks in Ottawa

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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Death of a Canadian Armed Forces Member

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

On October 20, 2014, two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were injured in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. One member later died in hospital.

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CANADA’S CF-18 HORNETS DEPART FOR OPERATION IMPACT

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence was on hand today at 4 Wing Cold Lake for the departure of CF-18 Hornets in support of Operation IMPACT

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff on the death of a Canadian Armed Forces Member

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

“Yesterday, two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were injured in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. One member later died in hospital.

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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence on the death of a Canadian Armed Forces Member

Posted October 21, 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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Royal Canadian Navy Adopts New Visual Identifier

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), today announced the adoption of a stylized flying Canadian Naval Ensign as the new visual identifier for the RCN.

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Anchor of Historic Canadian Naval Ship Found in Halifax Harbour

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

HALIFAX – An anchor, believed to have belonged to His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Niobe, has been unearthed at HMC Dockyard in Halifax.

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Statement by the Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC)

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO ¿ Lieutenant General Jonathan Vance, Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command, made the following statement today regarding the Search and Rescue (SAR) operation that occurred off the west coast of Haida Gwaii:

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Historic Discovery at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard in Halifax

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

The media are invited to view an historic discovery recently unearthed at Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard and to meet with Mr. Richard Sanderson, Director at the Naval Museum of Halifax, following the viewing.

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Update to Government of Canada Response to Drifting Foreign Vessel

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

October 18, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario

As of 9:30 a.m. PST efforts continue to assist the Russian-flagged cargo ship Simushir, with 10 crewmembers onboard, located off the south west end of Haida Gwaii. 

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Canada Appalled by Attack on UN Peacekeepers

Posted October 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is appalled by a deliberate attack that has resulted in the deaths of three peace…

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Technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Friday, October 17, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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The Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain Branch Returns to its Historical Identity

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Chaplain Branch was renamed the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service.

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Photo Opportunity: Operation Impact reconnaissance team leaders return home

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited for a photo opportunity with Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC), and the Operation Impact reconnaissance team leaders who have recently returned from the South West Asia region.

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