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New Uniform for the Royal Canadian Air Force

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

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) new uniform respects the contributions and sacrifices of airmen and airwomen who served – and continue to serve – with pride and professionalism.

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Minister Nicholson unveils new uniform for the Royal Canadian Air Force

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence and Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), unveiled the new RCAF uniform today at the Battle of Britain ceremony in …

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Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff Participates in NATO Military Committee Meeting

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

General Lawson meets with his allied counterparts following the NATO Summit

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Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Exercises Freedom of the City of Ottawa

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

Minister Nicholson attends ceremony as regiment rededicates itself to another century of service at National War Memorial

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New uniform for the Royal Canadian Air Force

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

Media are invited to a photo opportunity with the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence and Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, for the unveiling of the new Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) unifor…

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Two Canadian Army Regiments Mark 100th Anniversary with Parliament Hill Ceremony

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

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR) as they commemorated their 100th anniversary this evening with a joint ceremony on the lawns of Parliament Hill.

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Low-level flying and pathway closure during the Battle of Britain ceremony at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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

Please note that the biking and walking path next to the Rockcliffe Parkway near the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be temporarily closed between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

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Minister Nicholson and the Royal Canadian Air Force to mark 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) invite the public to mark the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

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Royal Canadian Navy’s Transition to the Future Fleet

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

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the midst of the most intensive and comprehensive period of fleet modernization and renewal in its peacetime history, touching upon all elements of the fleet.

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Royal Canadian Navy Begins Transition to the Future Fleet

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

As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), today announced the upcoming retirement of four ships that have reached the end of their o…

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Media opportunity with Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy

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

Media are invited to a technical briefing via teleconference on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. (EDT) with Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy.

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Notice from the Acting Director of Military Prosecutions

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

On 17 September 2014, a notice of appeal was filed in the case of R vs Warrant Officer JGA Gagnon concerning the not-guilty verdict handed down on 22 August 2014 by the General Court Martial.

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Army Commander engaging counterparts at Conference of European Armies

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, participated in the 22nd annual Conference of European Armies (CEA), in Wiesbaden, Germany from September 15 to 17.

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Canadian Army Regiments Mark 100th Anniversary with Parliament Hill Ceremony

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

Media and the public are invited to join His Excellency, David Johnston the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada and the Honourable Rob Nicholson

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The Chief of the Defence Staff announces Canadian Armed Forces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements

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

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additions to this year’s list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) senior appointments, promotions and retirements

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Minister Nicholson comments on the Manège Militaire des Voltigeurs de Québec

Posted September 17, 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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HMCS Regina recognized for contributions to NATO reassurance measures upon return home

Posted September 17, 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, welcomed Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt today after her return from an eight-month deployment in support of …

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Government of Canada Announces Changes to the Canadian Armed Forces Relocation Policy

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

The Government of Canada has announced changes to the Intended Place of Residence (IPR) policy for retiring Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members

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National Search and Rescue Exercise commences in Labrador

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

The Royal Canadian Air Force is hosting the National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) from 15 to 20 September 2014 in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Canada announces airlift support for military supplies to Iraq from Czech Republic

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

Today, the Government of Canada announced that it will provide strategic airlift support for military supplies to Iraq from the Czech Republic.

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Indiana Harper and the Doomed Return To Parliament

Posted September 15, 2014 by Simon

Twas the night before Parliament, and at 24 Sussex Drive not a creature or a mouse rat was stirring.

Except in the dark basement where Stephen Harper was planning his triumphal  return, after his golden photo-op summer.

And no doubt rehearsing his new role as Indiana Harper or Great Explorer Leader. The man, who in his mind at least, led the successful search for the Franklin expedition.

As I’m sure you remember…

But sadly for him I fear his flight voyage of fancy will be short-lived. 
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Minister of Veterans Affairs visits North Vancouver and announces Government of Canada support for First World War Commemorative project

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, along with Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, today announced Government of Canada support for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission for its historical exhi…

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Minister of National Defence marked 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks – Reaffirms the importance of NORAD in a post 9/11 era

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence today marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States by attending a commemoration at NORAD headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Government of Canada Announces 2014 Call For Proposals Bid Submission Period for Science and Technology Investments

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

The Government of Canada is seeking proposals in support of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals, for innovative science and technology (S&T) projects

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Canadian Safety and Security Program

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

The Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) is a federally-funded program

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Government of Canada Marks 75<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Canada’s Engagement in the Second World War

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today hosted a ceremony in Vancouver honouring Canadian Veterans of the Second World War among their friends, family, and members of the Canadian Veteran community, on the 75th anniversary of…

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Government of Canada Marks 75<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Canada’s Engagement in the Second World War

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

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today hosted a ceremony in Québec City honouring Canadian Veterans of the Second World War among their friends, family, and members of the Canadian Veteran community, on the 75th anniversary of Canada’s entry into the conflict.

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Government of Canada Marks 75<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Canada’s Engagement in the Second World War

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

The Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, today hosted a ceremony in Edmonton honouring Canadian Veterans of the Second World War among their friends, family, and members of the Canadian Veteran community, on the 75th annive…

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Minister Nicholson commemorates the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War

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

“Today marks a significant milestone — one that helped to define the history of our country and the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Distinguished Canadians to be awarded Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will honour 14 Canadians with the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation in recognition of their exemplary efforts on behalf of Canada’s Veterans and their families.

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Statement by Minister Nicholson on World Suicide Prevention Day

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement for World Suicide Prevention Day:

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Statement by General Tom Lawson to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

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

Suicide is an international public health concern – one affecting families around the world, in Canada, and in the Canadian Armed Forces. That’s why I endorse the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention’s theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, “Connecting Canada”.‬

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Minister of National Defence to speak at NORAD’s 9/11 Commemoration of the attacks on the United States

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

Media are invited to connect to a live video feed of the Honourable Rob Nicholson

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New Commander for Canadian Joint Operations Command

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

The command of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) officially changed hands at a ceremony held today in Ottawa.

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Public Service Announcement – AFGHANISTAN MEMORIAL VIGIL IN ATLANTIC CANADA

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

The Afghanistan Memorial Vigil is coming to Atlantic Canada. The vigil displays 192 plaques, representing 158 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, a Canadian diplomat, a Department of National Defence contractor, a Canadian journalist who was embedde…

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Canadian Armed Forces Members to Participate in International Exercise in Poland

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

Fifteen Canadian Army soldiers are participating in Exercise MAPLE ARCH 14, from September 8-18, 2014, in Lublin, Poland. Exercise MAPLE ARCH 14 fosters international military relations, interoperability among contributing nations and promotes securit…

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Minister Nicholson Statement following yesterday’s over flight of HMCS <em>Toronto</em> by Russian Forces in the Black Sea

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

The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today regarding yesterday’s over flight of HMCS Toronto by Russian Forces in the Black Sea.

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Canadian Joint Operations Command Change of Command Ceremony

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

Media are invited to attend the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Change of Command Ceremony which will mark the passing of command from Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare to Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan departs for Operation CARIBBE

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan departed Halifax today to support Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking and organized crime in the Caribbean and on the Pacific coast of Central …

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MP Larry Maguire to make an important announcement

Posted September 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon¿Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an important funding announcement.

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