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Ministers Nicholson and Le Drian enhance defence and security cooperation between Canada and France – Technical Arrangement to establish a Franco-Canadian Defence Cooperation Council is signed by both Ministers

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

PARIS, FRANCE – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, met with his French counterpart, Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, to sign a Technical Arrangement establishing a Franco-Canadian Defence…

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Minister of Veterans Affairs honours Canadian Veterans of the Devil’s Brigade

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

Devil’s Brigade Honoured with U.S. Congressional Gold Medal

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Canada’s Minister Nicholson and French Minister Le Drian to make joint military announcement

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

Paris, France – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence and French Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will sign two bi-lateral arrangements, followed by a joint press conference.

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Minister Nicholson pays his respects at Charlie Hebdo offices

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, will pay his respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks that happened in France last month at Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France on Wednesday, February 4.

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Minister Nicholson to attend meetings in Paris, Brussels and Munich and reaffirm Canada’s defence engagement with allies and partners

Posted February 3, 2015 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 departed on a three city tour today to meet European colleagues and partners and discuss current international security issues.

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Minister Nicholson announces that Canada will join US-Ukraine Joint Commission

Posted February 2, 2015 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, announced today that Canada will join the US – Ukraine Joint Commission on Defence Reform and Bilateral Cooperation in order to better coordinate Canada’s ongoing provision of assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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New Permanent Operational Stress Injury Satellite Clinic in Hamilton

Posted January 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister O’Toole announces easier and faster access to effective mental health care for Veterans and their families

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It ain’t paintball, folks

Posted January 29, 2015 by Ted Bird

   Not that it comes as a surprise, but some of Canada’s political and media elites are demonstrating breathtaking cluelessness on the fundamentals of military affairs.  The fretting by the opposition parties and their journalist allies …

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Canadian Army and U.S. soldiers participate in Exercise WARFIGHTER at Camp Atterbury, Indiana

Posted January 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 300 Canadian Army soldiers are participating in Exercise WARFIGHTER, an American-led military exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, U.S.A., from January 26 to February 13, 2015, to enhance their command and control techniques and increase …

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Canadian Armed Forces Participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day Through a Panel Discussion on Mental Health

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) conducted a panel discussion on mental health in support of Bell Let’s Talk’s campaign against stigma surrounding mental illness today.

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Commander Canadian Army convenes a Board of Inquiry

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“Following direction from General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, to conduct an administrative investigation into irregularities in administrative procedures concerning Master Corporal (Ret’d) Raymond’s file, I am convening a military Board of …

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian Armed Forces’ efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lieutenant-Colonel Gary O’Neil, Task Force Commander, Operation SIRONA, will host a teleconference on Thursday, January 29, to provide an update on the Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to Canada’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team to depart for UK in preparation for mission to Sierra Leone

Posted January 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The second Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent leaves Canada tomorrow to begin training in the United Kingdom prior to its West African deployment, in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Chief of the Defence Staff visits Canadian Armed Forces deployed members in Europe and the Middle-East

Posted January 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – General Tom Lawson, the Chief of Defence Staff, visited the officers and crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Fredericton deployed on Operation REASSURANCE and troops deployed on Operation IMPACT, from January 24 to 27.

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Commander Canadian Army presents Master Corporal (Retired) Stéphanie Raymond with new rank

Posted January 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

QUÉBEC – Today at Valcartier Garrison, Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army (CCA), presented Master Corporal (Retired) Stéphanie Raymond with her Master Corporal appointment. MCpl (Ret’d) Raymond was also presented with her Canadian Forces Decoration and Certificate of Service.

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Government of Canada Supports Bell Let’s Talk Day: Let’s Talk about Mental Health Stigma

Posted January 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“Our Government would like to encourage all Canadians to participate in the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative on January 28.

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Canadian Armed Forces begin Operation CARIBBE 2015

Posted January 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is patroling in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribb…

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Care, Compassion and Respect for our Veterans

Posted January 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole speaks on “Care, Compassion and Respect for our Veterans” to the Toronto Rotary Club.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian combat operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted January 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a short technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Monday January 26 in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Parliamentary Secretary Bezan addresses the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba

Posted January 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. James Bezan, MP for Selkirk-Interlake and Parliamentary Secretary of National Defence, addressed the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba in Winnipeg on issues central to national defence, including recent operations and military procurement.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs to address Rotary Club of Toronto

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will deliver the keynote address

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

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, and his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts discussed the key military challenges facing the Alliance at the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels, Belgium,

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Minister Nicholson concludes Ministerial meeting on Coalition efforts to combat ISIL

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence concluded a meeting with international partners in London, U.K., where he discussed Coalition efforts to combat the so-called Islamic State of Iraq an…

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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Teleconference with Minister Nicholson following discussions regarding Iraq

Posted January 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

LONDON, U.K. – Media are invited to participate in a teleconference with the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls,

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Minister Nicholson commits military gear to the Iraqi Security Forces, departs for London for high level discussions on ISIL

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, announced Canada’s intention to donate non-lethal military gear to expand the capabilities of the Iraqi Security Forces.

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French and Polish soldiers join Canadians for winter combat training

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 2,800 soldiers from the Canadian Army, most of them from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), will take part in winter combat operations training at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier and in Quebec City and surrounding…

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Minister of National Defence reaffirms Canada’s strong defence relationship with Lithuania

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C. M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, today met with Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas at Canada’s National Defence Headquarters.

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Canada and NATO

Posted January 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military Alliance whose primary goals are the collective defence of its members and the maintenance of democratic peace in the North Atlantic area.

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All Systems Go – Aerospace Innovation Leads the Day

Posted January 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Bradeans Tool & Die of Amherst continues to invest in new technology to better serve their aerospace clients.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian combat operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted January 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – 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, January 19, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Toronto returns from NATO Operation REASSURANCE

Posted January 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

HALIFAX – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto returned to her home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia today, after a successful seven month-long deployment in the Mediterranean Sea on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggre…

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Minister of National Defence to meet with his Lithuanian counterpart

Posted January 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C. M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, will formally host Lithuania’s Minister of National Defence, Juozas Olekas, in Ottawa on January 19-20, 2015. The Ministers will have the opportunity to reaf…

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff on the Passing of Ms. Gladys Osmond

Posted January 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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HMCS Toronto returns home from Operation REASSURANCE

Posted January 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

HALIFAX ¿ The media are invited to attend the homecoming ceremony of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto on January 18, 2015.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian combat operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a short technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday, January 15, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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RCN Remembers First Newfoundland Casualties of the Great War

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

A solemn ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the loss of three Royal Navy ships and fifty-seven Royal Naval Reservists from Newfoundland during the First World War was held today at Bowring Park in St. John’s.

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Funeral for Former Chief of the Defence Staff General Ramsey Muir Withers

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

A funeral was held today at Beechwood National Military Cemetery for former Chief of the Defence Staff, General Ramsey Muir Withers, who passed away on December 24th in Ottawa, at the age of 84.

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

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

Brigadier-General Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday January 8 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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HMCS Fredericton Replaces HMCS Toronto in Support of NATO-led Maritime Assurance Measures in the Mediterranean Sea

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

OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Navy frigate, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton arrived today in Lisbon, Portugal to join Standing NATO Maritime Forces as part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO-led assurance measures that…

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