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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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Photo Opportunity: Theatre Activation Team Departure

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

Media are invited for a photo opportunity of the theatre activation team departure from CFB Trenton, Ontario, in support to Operation IMPACT in the Middle East.

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Statement by Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff Following Meeting with Coalition Partners – Meeting focussed on the ongoing campaign against ISIL

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

“The Government of Canada has chosen to stand with our international partners to combat the terrorist threat posed by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Harper Government Supports Innovation Technology in Kelowna

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

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced funding of $3,801,000 for the University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBCO) to support the establishment of the Survive and Thrive Applied Research Facility (STAR).

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Statement by Vice-Admiral Norman on the Chief Review Services Evaluation of Naval Forces

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement today in response to the Chief Review Services evaluation of Naval Forces:

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Minister Nicholson meets with US Secretary of Defense

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

AREQUIPA, PERU – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C. M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, met with his American counterpart, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.

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HMCS Toronto participates in Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto joins Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION today as part of her Operation REASSURANCE NATO deployment in response to Russia’s aggressive military actions against Ukraine.

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Defence Minister to Attend 10th Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas – Canada to head discussions on military health

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, will attend the eleventh biennial Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA), which is being hosted this year in Arequipa, Peru from October 12-14.

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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

Posted October 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

“As Canada continues to do its part in the fight against ISIL, I am pleased to confirm that our military’s Theatre Activation Team, comprised of approximately 120 Canadian Armed Forces members from across the country, will depart from Trenton, Ontario,…

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Clarington’s Remarkable Contribution to the First and Second World Wars Honoured

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

Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, today announced Government of Canada funding for a new exhibit showcasing the achievements and honouring the sacrifices of Clarington men and women who served during the First and Second World Wars.

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

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation at a special ceremony in Winnipeg.

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

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced the following recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Innovation and Advanced Technologies

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

Kelowna, BC, October 10, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification in support of innovative soldier survivability systems and related technologies.

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Message from the Chief of the Defence Staff

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

We have all watched in recent months the alarming advances of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). While it is of course neither Islamic, nor a state, it is a barbaric organization responsible for horrendous atrocities committed in Ir…

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Government of Canada Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s Engagement in the Second World War

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

The Second World War began on September 1, 1939, when Poland was invaded by Germany. Britain and France declared war on September 3, 1939. Following a special session of Parliament, Canada officially declared war when King George VI made the announceme…

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