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Canada Remembers Merchant Navy Veterans Day

Posted September 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Veterans Affairs Canada issued the following statement to mark September 3, Merchant Navy Veterans Day

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Statement by the family of Cadet Gabriel Comeau

Posted August 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“We would like to thank everyone for their love, support and comfort over the last two weeks. Gabriel was part of such an incredible community that has pulled together for us in our time of greatest need. Gabriel had a gift to light up any room with hi…

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V-J (Victory over Japan) Day – August 15, 1945

Posted August 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

After more than six long years of fighting, the end of the Second World War finally came on August 15, 1945, when Japanese forces surrendered in the Far East, Southeast Asia and Pacific

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Veterans Affairs Canada Marks V-J (Victory over Japan) Day, the End of the Second World War in the Far East

Posted August 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Veterans Affairs Canada today issued the following statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Far East, known as V-J (Victory over Japan) Day

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Frequently Asked Questions – The Sexual Misconduct Response Centre

Posted August 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

As of September 15, 2015, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members will have access to a dedicated response centre, the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (Interim) (SMRC(I)), which will provide support, advice, information and referrals to members who have …

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Veterans Affairs Canada to mark 70th anniversary of V-J (Victory over Japan) Day

Posted August 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Veterans Affairs Canada representatives will join Veterans who served in Southeast Asia and the Far East at the National War Memorial on August 15, 2015, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Far East, known as V-J…

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Canadian Armed Forces soldier dies during training

Posted August 11, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

GAGETOWN, N.B. – A Canadian Armed Forces Reserve soldier died at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown, on Monday, August 10, 2015.

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Canada Remembers National Peacekeepers’ Day

Posted August 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement for National Peacekeepers’ Day

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Statement by Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets, regarding the death of a cadet at the Greenwood Cadet Training Centre

Posted August 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Chief Reserves and Cadets, issued the following statement today on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the death of Cadet Gabriel Comeau who died suddenly on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, after falling ill while atte…

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Thousands of Canadian Army Reservists participate in exercises across the country

Posted August 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Starting August 8 and throughout the month, approximately 4800 Canadian soldiers, mostly Army Reserve Force members, are taking part in several exercises across the country.

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Government Announces Progress with Chantier Davie and Project Resolve

Posted August 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Chantier Davie Canada Incorporated and Project Resolve Incorporated to continue discussions on pursuing an at-sea support services contract, Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

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Member of Parliament Joan Crockatt announced $1 million investment for Calgary Military Museums

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

CALGARY – Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, yesterday announced a $1 million investment to improve Calgary’s Military Museums.

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Canada’s Land Task Force participates in its 15th joint training exercise in Europe with NATO allies since the start of Operation REASSURANCE

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 170 Canadian soldiers will start training during Exercise ALLIED SPIRIT II on August 4 in Hohenfels, Germany, in support of NATO Assurance Measures.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney meets with Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney today met with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Iraq, Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Ottawa.

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Government of Canada Tribute to Veterans of Second World War at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister O’Toole joins MP Carmichael in honouring Second World War Veterans with commemorative tribute

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NATO Troops Conclude Training in Canada to perfect their skills against chemical, biological and radiological agents

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Research and Development Canada Suffield Research Centre hosted delegates from nine nations in a three-week long exercise

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Canadian Army Reservist top shot at international shooting competition

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Sergeant Tatyana Danylyshyn, from The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s), in Victoria, B.C., earned the top shot honour at the annual Bisley shooting competition held in Bisley, United Kingdom, from June 21 to July 1, 2015.

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Minister Fantino and Minister Duncan announce significant investment of close to $30 million for 19 Wing Comox

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State (Chief Government Whip) and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, today announced a significant investment of close to $30 million for 19 Wing Comox. In total, eight projects at 19 Wing Comox will be completed over the next two years.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Comox and across Canada

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

In November 2014, the Department of National Defence received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.

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Government of Canada to honour Second World War Veterans at Sunnybrook

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined by John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, will honour Second World War Veterans during an event at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Government of Canada supports law enforcement across Canada with innovative projects to combat radicalization and other emerging threats

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New federal investments to provide support for new tools and knowledge to better support law enforcement and protect Canadians

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Government of Canada Invests in Canada’s Safety and Security

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ten science and technology projects to be funded through the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP)

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Minister Bernier Announces $800,000 Investment for the Beauceville Armoury

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

BEAUCEVILLE, QUEBEC – The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) and Member of Parliament for Beauce, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced an $800,000 investment to improve the Beauceville Armoury, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Member of Parliament Joe Preston announces $1.2 million investment for St. Thomas Armoury

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO – Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $1.2 million infrastructure project to improve the St. Thomas Armoury, in support of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments in St. Thomas, and across Canada

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

In November 2014, the Department of National Defence received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.

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Government to Honour Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Sharpe

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will unveil plans for the placement of a bronze plaque to the memory of LCol Sam Sharpe

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Minister Lebel announces $6.5 million infrastructure investments for St-Jean Garrison and Sherbrooke

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Funding to improve facilities for Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Canada is possible through the new Federal Infrastructure Investments Program

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Government of Canada hires new staff to support Veterans in Western Canada

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Selkirk–Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, confirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing service excellence for Veterans

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Government of Canada hires new staff to support Veterans in Québec

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, confirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing service excellence for Veterans.

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Canada to acquire Israeli Iron Dome radar technology

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

An improved radar system for the Canadian Army will use cutting edge technology that is part of the successful Israeli Defence Force Iron Dome Air Defence system to defend against incoming rocket fire from Hamas and other terrorist groups.

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General Vance issues a statement on charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, has issued the following statement on charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces:

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Selkirk–Interlake, will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence

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Statement from the family of Private Kirby Tott

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the passing of our son and brother, Kirby Tott. Kirby was loved by his family and friends alike – he always brought a smile to our faces and our hearts.

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Member of Parliament Jay Aspin announces $1.2 million investment for Timmins Armoury

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

TIMMINS, ONTARIO – Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $1.2-million infrastructure project to provide important upgrades at the Timmins Armoury.

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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Timmins and across Canada

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

In November 2014, the Department of National Defence received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities.

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New Commander for the Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Captain(N) Ron Pumphrey assumed command of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Group (CF Int Gp) today from Colonel Gregory Burt.

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Charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with multiple sex-related offences including an offence related to Breach of Trust by a Public Officer, all pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada

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Statement by Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, regarding the Ombudsman’s report on the 1974 cadet tragedy at CFB Valcartier

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, issued the following statement today on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the investigation report released today by the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces on the 1974 grenade explosion at the cadet training centre in CFB Valcartier

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