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PPCLI returns to Frezenberg, Belgium on 100th anniversary of the Death of the Originals

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

Today, exactly 100 years after its first great battle of the First World War, approximately 150 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) commemorated a century of PPCLI service to Canada…

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V-E Day marked with 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

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

Veterans and public gather to celebrate hard-won freedoms

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70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

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

Victory in Europe during the Second World War was secured on May 8, 1945. Of the more than one million Canadians who served during the war, more than 45,000 died fighting for freedom

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Government of Canada to mark 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

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

The public and media are invited to attend a commemorative ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

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Deputy Minister and Chief of the Defence Staff Joint Statement on Mental Health Week

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

From May 4 to 10, the Canadian Mental Health Association will lead the awareness charge during their 64th Annual Mental Health Week

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney’s Statement on Mental Health Week

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

Every day, Canadians across the country face mental health challenges. In the past many have suffered in silence, not seeking professional help – today we know that more people than ever are coming forward.

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Canadian Second World War soldier buried in the Netherlands with military honours

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

Private Albert Laubenstein, a Canadian casualty of the Second World War whose remains were identified this spring, was buried today with military honours at Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery in Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands.

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Eight Canadian First World War soldiers to be buried with military honours in France

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

Members of the media are invited to attend the military burial of eight Canadian First World War soldiers on May 13, 2015 at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

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

The safety and security of our deployed personnel is paramount. Aware of the Prime Minister’s visit, CAF planners ensured personnel force protection considerations were well briefed and understood. These considerations informed all our preparations.

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Media opportunities during Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 15

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

Wainwright, Alta ¿ Media are invited to Garrison Wainwright, Alberta on May 15 to cover Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 15, the largest Canadian Army exercise of the year. The exercise is taking place from April 20 to May 23.

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Minister O’Toole marks Mental Health Week

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

Thanks to key partners, CAF members, Veterans and their respective families have access to a broad base of mental health services, including access to the 24/7 VAC Assistance Services line

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HMCS Fredericton participates in Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2015

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

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE today in the North Sea as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE,

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Canadian warships leave for Exercise TRIDENT FURY

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

Seven Canadian and American naval vessels sailed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt today to participate in Exercise TRIDENT FURY, a biennial multinational exercise that will take place off the coast of Vancouver Island from May 4-15.

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Royal Canadian Navy commemorates Battle of the Atlantic 70th anniversary

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

Canadians from across the country gathered today to commemorate the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians who fought during the Battle of the Atlantic – the longest, largest, and most complex campaign of the Second World War.

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Minister Kenney announces Royal appointments to the Royal Canadian Navy

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, today announced that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) have been appointed as Commodores-in-Chief of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)…

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Government of Canada Deploys DART to Nepal

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

May 2, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada –
Team members from Canadian Forces Base Trenton will deploy immediately to Nepal, along with civilian, political and humanitarian personnel from Foreign Affairs, Trade and…

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Backgrounder – Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

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

One week after the massive earthquake struck Nepal, the situation remains severe. More than 6,000 people are confirmed dead, more than 14,000 are injured and another 8 million are affected across the country. Assessments by the Nepali authorities, the …

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Canada Increases Humanitarian Assistance for Those Affected by Earthquake in Nepal

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

May 2, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced today that the Government of Canada will provide an additional $5 million in …

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Backgrounder – Canada Providing Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Nepal

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

The humanitarian assistance funding announced today, totalling $5 million, will be channelled through United Nations agencies to address critical needs of the people affected by the earthquake in Nepal

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Reminder – Minister Alexander to Address Media on Canada’s Response to the Earthquake in Nepal

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

May 2, 2015 – The Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on behalf of the Government of Canada, will make an announcement and hold a media availability on Canada’s response to the earthquake in Nepal.

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Veteran delegation to mark 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

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

Generations join Veterans in celebrating historic bond between two nations

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CANADIAN SECOND WORLD WAR SOLDIER TO BE BURIED WITH MILITARY HONOURS IN THE NETHERLANDS

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

Les représentants des médias sont invités à assister aux funérailles militaires du soldat Albert Laubenstein, le 6 mai 2015.

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Royal Canadian Navy to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

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

Media are invited to attend the national Battle of the Atlantic parade and ceremony with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada,

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Government of Canada to mark 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic and centennials of the Second Battle of Ypres and In Flanders Fields

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

The Government of Canada will host two commemorative events to mark significant World War anniversaries

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100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres and unveiling of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Statue

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

Canadians are invited to take part in a ceremony in honour of those who fought at the Second Battle of Ypres 100 years ago

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Chief of Defence Staff announces action plan to address inappropriate sexual behaviour

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

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, today released an action plan to address inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) following several recent incidents.

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Release of the Report of the External Review Authority on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the CAF

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

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, will release the Report of the External Review Authority on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) during a news conference on April 30, 2015.

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Gala dinner honours veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic

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

Media are invited to the reception for the Battle of the Atlantic gala dinner tomorrow evening, where nearly fifty Battle of the Atlantic veterans will be honoured.

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Canadian Soldiers Participate in the Largest High Readiness Exercise of the Year

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

Approximately 6,750 military personnel from the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the United States and the United Kingdom are taking part in the largest Canadian Army exercise of the year at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre at Wainwri…

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Canada deploys an Assessment Team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team to assist in humanitarian crisis in Nepal

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

Today, an assessment team and elements of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. The Canadian Armed Forces is currently pre-positioning its personnel and resources in order to ensure a prompt r…

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel return from Operation IMPACT

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

Approximately 95 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel returned home last night aboard a CC-150 Polaris aircraft from Operation IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force. The personnel, who have been deployed since the opera…

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Resupply Mission to the Arctic a Success

Posted April 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) completed the first of its bi-annual operations to deliver fuel and supplies to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney honours ANZAC Day and the Centennial of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign

Posted April 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today on the occasion of ANZAC Day

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Minister Yelich joins Royal Newfoundland Regiment at centennial ceremonies in Gallipoli

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada delegation in Turkey to mark 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign

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Government of Canada Commemorates 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Second Battle of Ypres

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

MP Ted Opitz announces funding to restore the 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Memorial

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Minister Fantino to make an announcement regarding investments at Garrison Petawawa

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Fantino will make an announcement regarding investments at Garrison Petawawa. Please note that details are subject to change. All times are local.

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart for Operation IMPACT

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 120 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed today to replace personnel currently serving overseas as part of Op IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs speaks with ANAVETS

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister O’Toole joins members of the British Columbia Command for Annual Convention

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Minister O’Toole takes part in the ANAVETS Provincial Command Convention in British Columbia

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join members of the ANAVETS Provincial Command of British Columbia for the 9th Biennial Convention and will deliver remarks.

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Government of Canada to commemorate 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Second Battle of Ypres

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, will attend a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.

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