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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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Declaration of Intent between the Minister of National Defence for the Department of National Defence of Canada and the Minister of Defence for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

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

The histories of the Canadian and Ukrainian peoples are closely intertwined and our two countries enjoy an abiding friendship. We share an enduring commitment to democratic values, a staunch respect for human rights and are committed to a stable rules…

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Statement by the Chief of the Defense Staff following the release of the Ombudsman Report Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

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

“I welcome the release of the Ombudsman Report Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focusand I wish to thank the Ombudsman for recognizing the positive improvements that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have made to the Board of Inquiry (BOI) process over the…

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Canadian Armed Forces announce the passing of former Commander of the Canadian Army – Retired Lieutenant-General leaves behind a strong legacy of military service

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

The Canadian Armed Forces express sincere condolences upon the death of Lieutenant-General (Retired) William Leach.

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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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Royal Military College of Canada to hold ceremonial events surrounding 2015 Convocation

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

Over a period of two days, media are invited to three ceremonial events celebrating the 2015 Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) graduation activities.

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Minister Finley to speak at CANSEC

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, will deliver a speech at the 2015 CANSEC conference.

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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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Government of Canada joins Canada Company for Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) announcement

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, with Canada Company, will deliver remarks at the Canadian Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) Monument Program announcement

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New Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship naming announcement

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce the name of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fourth Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship.

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Highlights of Federal Infrastructure Investments in Winnipeg

Posted June 30, 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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Member of Parliament Phil McColeman Announces Investment for Brantford Armoury

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

Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant, on behalf of The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $1.9 million investment project to improve infrastructure at the Brantford Armoury.

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Minister Finley Announces Infrastructure Investment for Simcoe Armoury

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

SIMCOE, ONTARIO – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Member of Parliament for Haldimand – Norfolk, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino,

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New Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship to be named in honour of French-Canadian hero of War of 1812, Frédérick Rolette

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, announced today, in Québec City, that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named in honour of Lieutenant Frédérick Rolette, a Canadian-born officer and naval hero of various actions, ashore and afloat, during the War of 1812, including command of the ship General Hunter.

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Federal Infrastructure Investments Across Canada and in Simcoe

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

The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities

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Government of Canada strengthens environmental response and rescue capability in Vancouver

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, accompanied by the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries and Ocean…

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Member of Parliament Jay Aspin announces $1.2 million investment for Timmins Armoury

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

TIMMINS, ONTARIO – Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $1.2-million infrastructure project to provide important upgrades at the Timmins Armoury.

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V-J (Victory over Japan) Day – August 15, 1945

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

After more than six long years of fighting, the end of the Second World War finally came on August 15, 1945, when Japanese forces surrendered in the Far East, Southeast Asia and Pacific

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General Vance and Chief Warrant Officer West issue a statement on Remembrance Day

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

General Jonathan Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff and Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West, the Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer, issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:

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Defence Minister concludes visit to the UK

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan met with his British counterpart, Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, for the first time yesterday, where the two defence leaders expressed a mutual desire to work collaboratively on issues of common interes…

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Canadian Armed Forces participate in ‘Bell Let’s Talk’ Day

Posted January 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will hold multiple mental health awareness events across Canada in support of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness tomorrow.

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HMCS Edmonton and Saskatoon Depart for Operation CARIBBE

Posted February 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Edmonton and Saskatoon will depart Esquimalt today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, embarking on Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO – the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

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Soldiers from Valcartier training in France

Posted March 9, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

About 150 members of 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), based at Valcartier, Quebec, have commenced training in three different exercises with the French Army; training is scheduled to end on March 25, 2016. The objective of this exchange is to create contact that will enable the two armies’ headquarters personnel and infantry and armoured units to share their knowledge and skills.

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99<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Posted April 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton, will join Canadian officials, Embassy of France officials, Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces personnel, youth and cadets in a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony honouring Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge during the First World War.

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Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response

Posted April 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation…

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Minister Sajjan Concludes Productive Visit to the United States

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today wrapped up a successful trip to the United States, further building on the well-entrenched defence relationship between the two countries. Minister Sajjan’s trip included stops in Washington, D.C., for meetings w…

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Canadian Armed Forces participate in Exercise Tradewinds 16

Posted May 31, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will participate in Exercise Tradewinds 16, a United States-led multinational and interagency maritime interdiction, disaster response, and ground security exercise taking place in the Caribbean from 5-28 June.

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Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan becomes highest ranked female officer in the Combat Arms of the Canadian Army

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan became the highest-ranked woman in the Combat Arms yesterday, June 15, in a ceremony presided over by the Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy, Major-General Eric Tremblay.

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Minister Sajjan announces investment in defence infrastructure at Gagetown

Posted June 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today announced $38 million in funding to improve critical infrastructure and training facilities at the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown.

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Minister Sajjan Meets with Defence Industry Representatives as Part of Defence Policy Review

Posted July 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of ongoing consultations to inform a new defence policy for Canada, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable meeting with defence industry representatives with a focus on defence procurement for the Canadian Arme…

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Canadian Soldiers headed to Exercise PANAMAX

Posted July 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The newly enlarged Panama Canal will be the focus of Exercise PANAMAX, led by Chile, Colombia and Peru. Canadian participation in the U.S. Southern Command- sponsored exercise consists of 10 Regular and Reserve Force members from 5th Canadian Division …

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Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans

Posted August 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation presented at a ceremony in Calgary

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Veterans Affairs Canada office in Prince George to reopen by May 2017

Posted August 29, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, joined Veterans and their families in Prince George, British Columbia, today to announce that the previously closed Veterans Affairs Canada office will r…

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Canadian Army Paratroopers Celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of Operation MARKET GARDEN

Posted September 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Sixty-five soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal 22e Régiment based in Valcartier, Que., and 9 other Canadian Armed Forces personnel will participate in activities commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Second World War’s Operation MARKET GARDEN in Arnhem, the Netherlands, from September 13 to 17, 2016.

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Anchor of Historic Canadian Naval Ship Found in Halifax Harbour

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

HALIFAX – An anchor, believed to have belonged to His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Niobe, has been unearthed at HMC Dockyard in Halifax.

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New Canadian Forces Armoury in Edmundston

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

The new armoury is being named the “Master Corporal Charles (Chuck) Michaud Armoury.” Master Corporal Michaud, a native of Edmundston, New Brunswick, died on July 4, 2009, from injuries sustained in an improvised explosive device incident that occurred…

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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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Commemorative Call to the Bar honours Law Students Who Died in Active Service

Posted November 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, will attend the Law Society of Upper Canada’s annual Remembrance Day Service.

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Statement by Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army

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

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

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Respect for reservists – Enhancing benefits for Reserve Force Veterans

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

The New Veterans Charter (NVC) was designed to meet the needs of today’s Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), including members of the Regular and Reserve Forces. It was created to help Veterans and their families.

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