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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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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

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

“ISIL is a threat to Canada, our Allies and to peace and security around the world. That is why our Government is committed to fighting this terrorist group while also providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by ISIL’s horrendous acts of evil.

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Canadian Warships Sail for Multinational Exercise off Southern California

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

More than 500 sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Calgary, Winnipeg, Brandon and Yellowknife have departed from their home port of Esquimalt, BC, to take part in operations and exercises off the coast of Southern California.

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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

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

“ISIL is a terrorist group that poses an active threat not only to the region but also to us here in Canada. Its members are raping and pillaging across the Middle East; committing acts of genocide; beheading Western journalists; kidnapping women and s…

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Statement by Minister Nicholson to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted October 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs from October 5-11, 2014:

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Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin’s statement on the suitability of the CF-18 fleet

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

OTTAWA – As the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and CF-18 pilot, I wish to dispel any questions pertaining to the relevance of the CF-18. I am completely confident in the ability of the aircraft and personnel to extend Canadian air power anywhere in the world, such as in support of the current air operations underway in Iraq.

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Chief of Defence Staff Visits 2nd Canadian Division in Québec

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Tom Lawson, visited today with Canadian Armed Forces members and National Defence employees at 2nd Canadian Division in Quebec.

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Harper Government Invests in Saskatchewan Aerospace Sector

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

Students enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) program at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) will benefit from additional hands-on training thanks to a $2 million investment announced today by the Honourable Michelle…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Skills Training

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

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – October 3, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of increased skills training opportunities at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies’ Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre.

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Minister Moore attends Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in Fredericton, NB

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

Today, the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), attended the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil commemoration in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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Minister Moore attends Afghanistan Memorial Vigil in Fredericton

Posted September 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

HALIFAX, NS – Media are invited to join the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), in attending a commemoration ceremony for the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (AMV) at the Fr…

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Remains of Canadian First World War Soldiers Found in Hallu, France Identified

Posted September 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Mr. James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, announced on behalf of the Minister of National Defence that the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian A…

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Identification of First World War Soldiers in Hallu, France

Posted September 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

In 2006, three sets of skeletal remains were recovered by a young resident in the village of Hallu, France. The following year, another five sets of remains were recovered from the same area – all remains being those of Canadian soldiers from the First World War and believed to be from the 78th Battalion, also known as the Winnipeg Grenadiers. Since 2006, the Directorate of History and Heritage has been working towards the identification of these soldiers.

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Harper Government Supports International Association of Women Police Training Conference in Winnipeg

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

Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Regional Minister for Manitoba, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic …

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HMCS Toronto completes operations in the Black Sea as part of Operation REASSURANCE

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto has completed its 19 day participation in joint NATO operations in the Black Sea and will continue to take part in Operation REASSURANCE by participating in Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR under Standing NATO Marit…

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence to Make a Special Announcement

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

Mr. James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, will make a special announcement

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

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

Approximately 100 Canadian Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) departed Trenton, Ontario, today for Eastern Europe as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces

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The Department of National Defence Formalizes International Space Partnership

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

Today, the Department of National Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct space operations with the defence departments of Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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