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A Canadian Armed Forces member dies while off-duty in Tanzania

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

A member of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina has died in hospital in Tanzania on April 21, 2014. The crewman was en route to Canada for a scheduled leave period from the ship, which is currently sailing in the Indian Ocean. The circumstances s…

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Leveraging Defence Procurement to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today attended the Western Innovation Forum to provide an update on Canada’s new Defence Procurement Strategy.

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Minister Nicholson Announces new Military Judge

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

Today the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce the appointment of Commander Martin Pelletier as a new Military Judge, to hold office during good behaviour.

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Minister Nicholson Announces Extended Term for Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission

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

Today the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr. Glenn Stannard as the Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC).

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

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

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Tom Lawson, hosted his United States counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for high-level discussions this week on a range of topics, including readiness, maintaining inter…

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Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Harassment Prevention and Resolution Policy

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

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) do not tolerate harassment.

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NORAD Operation SPRING FORWARD concludes in Canada’s North

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

Canada’s active commitment to our security and sovereignty in the North was demonstrated with a coordinated two-week operation conducted by the Royal Canadian Air Force in partnership with NAV CANADA, the Canadian Air Defence Sector of the North Americ…

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Major David Yurczyszyn Sentenced Following Court Martial

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

A military judge today sentenced Major David Yurczyszyn, former Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta, to a reduction in rank from Major to Captain following a standing court martial that found him guilty of sexual assault and …

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Court Martial Renders Verdict in Major Yurczyszyn Case

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

A standing court martial has pronounced Major David Yurczyszyn guilty on the charges of sexual assault resulting from offenses that occurred in November 2012, in Wainwright, Alberta. . On April 7, 2014, Maj Yurczyszyn pleaded guilty to charges of drunk…

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Charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces

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

Ottawa ¿ The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with offences related to sexual assault, assault and conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline on April 9, 2014.

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Battle of Vimy Ridge Remembered at the Canadian War Museum

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

On the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Canadians gathered today at LeBreton Flats, in front of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, to commemorate the Canadian soldiers who fought so valiantly at Vimy Ridge during the First …

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Canada Remembers the Capture of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France

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

On the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Arras and the Capture of Vimy Ridge, Canadian and French citizens gathered today at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, in France, to commemorate the Canadian soldiers who fought so valiantly at…

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Vimy Ridge Day

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

The anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place April 9 to 12, 1917, is an opportunity for all of us to once again fulfill our duty of remembrance with regard to the thousands of Canadians who were injured or made the ultimate sacrifice i…

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Ceremony to Mark 97<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge

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

The public and media are invited to participate in a commemorative ceremony marking the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in front of the Canadian War Museum at Lebreton Flats.

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Minister Fantino Highlights Canada’s Support for Veterans at Ministerial Summit

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Veterans Affairs ministers and secretaries from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States in West Point, New York, for the Ministerial Summit on Veterans’ Affairs.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Nanaimo and Whitehorse Return from Operation CARIBBE

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

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Nanaimo and Whitehorse returned today from a 5-week successful deployment on Operation CARIBBE.

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Government of Canada Makes Major Investment in Facilities for Canadian Armed Forces members in the Halifax area

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

Major investment will provide Canada’s men and women in uniform with the best possible infrastructure in Atlantic Canada

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

Posted April 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Tom Lawson, hosted his counterpart, General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), for high-level discussions today on topics relating to international peace and s…

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Minister of National Defence to Announce Infrastructure Projects in Halifax

Posted April 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

[HALIFAX] The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. and Minister of National Defence, will be visiting CFB Halifax to make a major infrastructure announcement.

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Minister Nicholson addresses Annual True Patriot Love Foundation Tribute Gala

Posted April 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P. for Edmonton – Spruce Grove, Minister of Health and Regional Minister for Northern Alberta attended the True Patriot Love Calgary Tribute Dinner today in support of military families.

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NORAD training planned across Canada’s North

Posted April 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA, ON – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR), will conduct a major training exercise at various locations in Canada’s North during the first two weeks of April.

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HMCS Regina Disrupts Narcotics Shipment At Sea

Posted April 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina successfully disrupted a narcotics shipment during a patrol in her designated area of operations in the Indian Ocean on March 31, as part of Operation ARTEMIS.

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Operation NUNALIVUT deploys more than 250 CAF personnel to the High Arctic

Posted April 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Operation NUNALIVUT 2014, one of Joint Task Force (North)’s premier High Arctic operations begins today in the area of Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

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Minister Nicholson’s statement on the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force

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

OTTAWA ¿ Today, in honour of the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence issued the following statement:

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Minister Of National Defence Re-Appoints Judge Advocate General

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Major-General Blaise Cathcart as the Canadian Forces Judge Advocate General (JAG).

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Glace Bay recovers large narcotics shipment

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

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay recovered 97 bales of cocaine during a patrol in the Caribbean Basin, as part of Operation CARIBBE, on March 15, 2014.

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Governor General Returns Colour to 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

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

OTTAWA ¿ His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, today returned the 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) Colour to squadron personnel during a ceremony held today at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario.

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Governor General to Return Colour to 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

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

450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), Royal Canadian Air Force, will receive its Colour – a special, consecrated flag specific to military units – from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Queen of Canada.

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Minister Nicholson’s statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

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Government of Canada Invests in New Boots for the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded two contracts…

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Minister Goodyear to Make an Important Announcement

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

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario), on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, will participate in an important announcement on the Government of Cana…

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Government of Canada Committed to Improving the New Veterans Charter

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today regarding the New Veterans Charter (NVC)

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Canadian Veterans Receive Hero’s Welcome in Cyprus

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

Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and a delegation of 10 Canadian Veterans have received a hero’s welcome from Cypriots thankful for Canada’s sacrifices during the 50 year mission. The group is participating in commemorative ceremonies in C…

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Protecting Canada and Investing in our Aerospace Sector

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

The Government of Canada announces investment to expand modernized and life-extended Aurora fleet.

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Expanding the CP-140 Modernized Aurora Fleet

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

Canada’s fleet of 18 CP-140 Aurora aircraft, purchased in 1980-81, is a vital tool for the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) in monitoring Canada’s arctic and maritime regions.

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Ministers Nicholson and MacKay to make an important announcement

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

GREENWOOD, N.S. ¿ The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, together with the Honourable Peter MacKay, M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will participate in an important announcement on the Government of Canada’s commitment to modernize the Canadian Armed Forces and bolster economic growth.

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Final Canadian Troops Return Home After the End of Military Operations in Afghanistan

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

The final contingent of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) troops who were deployed to Afghanistan have returned to Canada today, after the end of major military operations for Canada in Afghanistan.

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Leveraging Defence Procurement to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today addressed the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce on Canada’s new Defence Procurement Strategy, announced in February 2014.

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Leveraging Defence Procurement to Create Jobs and Economic Growth in Canada

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, attended the CanSecWest Conference today to highlight Canada’s new Defence Procurement Strategy.

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the lowering of the Canadian Flag in Afghanistan

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

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the lowering of the Canadian Flag by the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan:

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