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Government introduces the Victims Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

Today the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, introduced legislation to provide victims within the military justice system with the same rights as those contained within the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

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Victims Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

The Government of Canada is continuing to build upon its commitment to give victims of offences a more effective voice within Canada’s justice systems.

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Ministers Kenney and Fantino meet with United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Work

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino today met with United States (U.S.) Deputy Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert Work, in advance of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Permanent Joint Board on De…

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Technical briefing to provide information on the Victims Bill of Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

Officials from the Department of National Defence Judge Advocate General’s Office, will provide a background briefing not for attribution on the Victims Bill of Rights in the Military Justice System Act, which will be tabled in Parliament today.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Goose Bay deploys to the St. Lawrence Seaway

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

HALIFAX, N.S. – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Goose Bay departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, today for a five-week deployment to the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Media Availability with Defence Minister Jason Kenney

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney will hold a media availability in the foyer of the House of Commons following the tabling of the Victims’ Rights in the Military Justice System Act.

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Government introduces the Victims Rights in the Military Justice System Act

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

Today the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, introduced legislation to provide victims within the military justice system with the same rights as those contained within the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

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Defence Minister wraps up European tour with a visit to the UK

Posted June 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Jason Kenney met today with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, Secretary of Defence Michael Fallon, for the first time in order to discuss defence matters of importance to both countries.

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Statement regarding support to Sergeant Kevin Nanson

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Colonel Gerry Blais, Commanding Officer, Joint Personnel Support Unit issued the following statement:

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino meet Italian counterpart to discuss international security challenges

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney, along with Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, met today with Italy’s Minister of Defence to discuss a range of security and defence issues, including NATO’s response to the Putin regime’s aggression in Ukraine, an…

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIS

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

Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Friday June 12 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against ISIS.

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A third airstrike in Syria

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney issued the following statement:

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New Surgeon General Appointed for the Canadian Armed Forces

Posted June 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Brigadier-General Hugh Colin MacKay assumed the duties of Surgeon General for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Major-General Jean-Robert Bernier today.

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Minister Fantino meets Italian Undersecretary of Defence to discuss common security issues

Posted June 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, met today with Italy’s Undersecretary of Defence to discuss defence matters, including the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and NATO’s response to Russia’s …

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Minister Fantino visits NATO Joint Force Command Naples

Posted June 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, visited Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) today for briefings on NATO and Canada’s contribution to the high readiness headquarters.

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Royal Canadian Air Force reaches milestones in fight against ISIS

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

Canada’s aircraft reached two significant milestones recently as they surpassed the 1000th sortie flown and exceeded 100 air strikes in support of the coalition air campaign in Iraq and Syria.

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Statement regarding Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Chief of Military Personnel issued the following statement regarding Lee Berthiaume’s recent Ottawa Citizen article “CAF cutting female targets; Only 14.57% of all officers are women, Deschamps’ report says”:

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Chief of the Defence Staff recognizes USS Chosin with Unit Commendation

Posted June 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Forces Unit Commendation was presented yesterday to USS Chosin for exceptional support of the crew of HMCS Protecteur when it suffered a fire at sea last year.

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Message from the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, on the Occasion of the Canadian Armed Forces Day

Posted June 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA-From the outset of my mandate, I have been deeply honoured to serve as commander-in-chief of Canada. I am delighted to be able to celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day today.

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Associate Minister of National Defence Julian Fantino’s Statement celebrating Canadian Armed Forces Day

Posted June 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“Every year on the first Sunday of June, Canadians everywhere are encouraged to celebrate Canadian Armed Forces Day.”

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Statement by the Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada

Posted June 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The new Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada, Brigadier-General Sean Friday, issued the following statement today:

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Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff concludes bilateral meetings with American counterpart

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, completed bilateral meetings with his United States counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 4.

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Minister Fantino travels to Italy to promote Canada’s trade interests under the Global Markets Action Plan and Canada-Italy defence cooperation

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, departed today for Italy where he will promote Canada’s trade and investment objectives of our Global Markets Action Plan and discuss defence relations matters.

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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on the Anniversary of D-Day

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney today issued the following statement on the 71st anniversary of D-Day:

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HMCS Fredericton participates in Exercise BALTOPS 2015

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise BALTOPS 2015 today in the Baltic Sea as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to the Putin regime’s military aggression toward Ukraine and threatening posture…

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Government of Canada marks the Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

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

Today, the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement to mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

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Canadian Forces Intelligence Command’s Director of Meteorology and Oceanography appointed President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Posted June 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mrs. Martha Anderson, Director of Meteorology and Oceanography at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, was appointed as President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) yesterday evening at the Society’s Annual Congress held a…

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HMCS Winnipeg prepares for upcoming deployment as part of Op REASSURANCE

Posted June 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is preparing to deploy overseas to join NATO forces in the Mediterranean Sea,

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Canadian Armed Forces Surgeon General Appointed Chair of the Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO

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

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce that Brigadier-General Jean-Robert Bernier has been unanimously elected as Chair of the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (COMEDS).

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

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

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2015. These promotions and appointments support re…

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New Commander for Canadian Joint Operations Command

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

Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes officially assumed command of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) from Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance at a ceremony today in Ottawa presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS).

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Minister Fantino Announces Significant $25 Million Investment to Improve Infrastructure at CFB Kingston and Kingston Armoury

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $25 million investment at CFB Kingston, and the nearby Kingston Armoury.

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Kingston, Ontario

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

Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provide support to troops and military families, to support the Reserve forces, to support operations home and abroad, and to ensur…

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Canadian Joint Operations Command Change of Command Ceremony

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

Media are invited to attend the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Change of Command Ceremony. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, as well as the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, will be in attendance.

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Canada Launches Third-Party Oversight of Defence Procurement

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

Canadian defence procurement will now be subject to the rigour of a new independent, third-party challenge function with today’s announcement of the first Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition, a core component of the Government of Canada’s …

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Exercise AMALGAM DART concludes successfully under Canadian NORAD Region leadership

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

The Canadian NORAD Region just successfully completed Exercise AMALGAM DART, which took place in Alaska, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut from 25 May to 1 June.

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Minister Denis Lebel announces $2 million investment to improve infrastructure at Base Valcartier

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

VALCARTIER – 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,

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Minister Nicholson Departs for Anti-ISIS Coalition Small Group Meeting in Paris, Will Continue to Jerusalem and Ramallah for Bilateral Visits

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to Paris, France, for the meeting of the foreign ministers of the anti-ISIS Coalition Small Group on June 2, 2015, and wi…

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Minister Denis Lebel to make infrastructure investment announcement

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

Minister Denis Lebel will make an important infrastructure announcement at Base Valcartier.

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