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TECHNICAL BRIEFING TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT

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

Colonel Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq will host a teleconference, on Thursday, November 27, to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Media Opportunity: Government of Canada Support to Ukraine

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

8 WING/CFB TRENTON – Mr. James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, will deliver remarks on the strategic airlift of equipment to the Ukraine, in support to NATO Reassurance …

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Chief of the Defence Staff visits Toronto

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Lawson, visited with Canadian Armed Forces members and community leaders on November 25, 2014 in Toronto.

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Statement by the family of Craftsman Kyle Sinclair

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

Craftsman Kyle Sinclair grew up in Whitby, Ont. He graduated from Fleming College in 2009 with a diploma in Building Techniques.

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Military and Veterans Health Research Forum 2014: From Science to Service

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

The Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) were pleased to participate in the Military and Veterans Health Research Forum in Toronto, Ontario this week,

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Minister Nicholson announces Canada’s donation of non-lethal equipment to Ukraine

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

Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C, M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, announced that in response to a request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Canada will provide further non-lethal military equipment to the…

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Harper Government Committed to Job Creation Through National Shipbuilding Strategy

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

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, spoke at the Shipbuilding Technology Forum about the Harper Government’s commitment to creating jobs and economic growth in Canada by leveraging procurement through i…

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Government of Canada expands support to Canada’s reservists and their employers

Posted November 25, 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, today announced a new Government of Canada program, which will provide financial support to employers of Canadian Armed Forces reservists who deploy on o…

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Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

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

Reservists are essential to the Canadian Armed Forces’ ability to successfully execute international and domestic operations.

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Minister Nicholson responds to Auditor General’s 2014 Fall Report

Posted November 25, 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 today regarding the Auditor General Fall 2014 Report.

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Minister Fantino launches action plan to respond to Auditor General’s report

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to respond to the fall report of the Auditor General:

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Statement by Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy on Navy Appreciation Day

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

OTTAWA – Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), issued the following statement today in honour of the Navy League of Canada’s Navy Appreciation Day 2014, taking place on Parliament Hill.

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Statement by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence on Navy Appreciation Day

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

OTTAWA – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement in honour of the Navy League of Canada’s Navy Appreciation Day 2014.

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Government Celebrates the Modernization of the Halifax-Class Frigates

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

HALIFAX ¿ The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today announced the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates

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Minister Nicholson concludes the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. forNiagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, along with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister forNova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Mr. Peter Van Praagh, Presi…

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Government of Canada takes action to strengthen mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and their families

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, M.P. forVaughanand Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Fallsand Minister of National Defence, today announced new and expanded mental health initiatives for Veteran…

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Government of Canada takes action to support mental health needs of military members, veterans, and their families

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

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are taking action to improve the mental health of CAF members and their families.

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Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence to make announcement

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, will make an announcement. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, …

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A soldier dies while on duty in Garrison Petawawa

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

A Canadian soldier died on November 21, 2014 of wounds resulting from injuries after an incident yesterday in Garrison Petawawa, Ontario. At the time of the incident, he was on a training program with The Royal Canadian Dragoons and belonged to 2 Servi…

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Commander Canadian Army sends condolences following the unfortunate fatal incident that occurred at Petawawa on November 21, 2014

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, issued the following statement:

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Statement by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

Posted November 22, 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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Minister Nicholson to hold a press conference following the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, joined by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Mr. Peter Van Praagh, Pres…

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Minister Nicholson to celebrate a Royal Canadian Navy milestone in Halifax

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence will celebrate an important Royal Canadian Navy milestone in Halifax on Monday, November 24.

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Minister Kellie Leitch completes tour of CFB Borden

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

Canadian Armed Forces members to benefit from investments in health care and training infrastructure

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New Infrastructure at Canadian Forces Base Borden

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

New defence infrastructure is in line with the Canada First Defence Strategy, which sets a detailed road map for the modernization of the Canadian Armed Forces. These new constructions will help replace dated defence infrastructure and support a first-…

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Chief of the Defence Staff visits 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Tom Lawson visited 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia 21 November, 2014.

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Minister Nicholson launches the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum

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

Hundreds of leading global thinkers, policymakers, and practitioners converge to discuss global security challenges

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Sixth Annual Halifax International Security Forum

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

The sixth annual Halifax International Security Forum is being held in the Nova Scotia capital from November 21 to 23, 2014.

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Minister of National Defence to launch the 2014 Halifax International Security Forum

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, joined by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Mr. Peter Van Praagh, Pres…

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TECHNICAL BRIEFING TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT

Posted November 19, 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 Thursday, November 20, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Partners to explore how Social Media Technologies can Support Disaster Recovery Efforts – Defence Research and Development Canada Canadian Red Cross to co-host Digital Volunteer-Support Recovery Operations Experiment

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

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti and other recent disasters have highlighted the important role that social media and “digital volunteers” can play in supporting emergency response and recovery efforts.

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Statement by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

Posted November 18, 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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Crew From HMCS Toronto Fight Fire and Evacuate Casualties in Turkey

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

On November 14, 2014, six crew members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto, Lieutenant (Navy) Samuel Gaudreault, Lieutenant (Navy) Daniel Willis, Master Corporal Shirley Jardine, Leading Seaman Jean-Francois Martineau, Corporal Jo Boivin and …

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Minister of Veterans Affairs honours service men and women at Canadian Football League’s Veterans Remembrance Tribute

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined the Canadian Football League, Veterans, and football fans at the Grey Cup Eastern Division semi-final playoff game in Montréal.

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Minister Fantino to honour Veterans at CFL Eastern Division semi-final game in Montréal

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join Veterans and representatives of the Canadian Football League (CFL) to honour those who have served in uniform during a pre-game ceremony at the CFL Eastern Division semi-final game in Montréal.

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Service pays tribute to Veterans in Garden Village

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

Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, today announced Government of Canada support for a community ceremony that honoured the service and sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans. MP Aspin made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable J…

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HMCS Toronto completes Exercise MAVI BALINA as part of Op REASSURANCE

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto completed its participation in the Turkish-led Exercise MAVI BALINA today as part of Operation REASSURANCE deployment in the Mediterranean Sea in response to the Putin regime’s aggressive military actions agai…

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CCGS <em>Captain Goddard M.S.M.</em> in Charlottetown, PEI

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

November 13, 2014

CHARLOTTETOWN (PEI) ¿ On Friday November 14, 2014 the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Regional Minister for PEI, will join the crew of the CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. and members of the Goddard family for a media availability in Charlottetown, PEI. Media will be able to tour the ship and speak with Minister Shea, the crew of the newest vessel in our Canadian Coast Guard fleet and the Goddard family.

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CCGS <em>Captain Goddard M.S.M.</em> visits Charlottetown, PEI

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

November 13, 2014 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The newest Canadian Coast Guard Ship, the CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M., will pay a visit to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on November 14-15.

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Harper Government Highlights Support for Defence and Security Sector at 2014 Best Defence Conference

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

At the 2014 Best Defence Conference in London, Ontario, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario, delivered a keynote address that highlighted the government’s efforts …

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