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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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Minister Sajjan to hold a press conference following the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum

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

Halifax, N.S. – Defence Minister Harjit S Sajjan and Mr. Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum, will hold a press conference at the end of the seventh annual Halifax International Security Forum, on November 22, 2015.

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5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group deploys to Ukraine on Operation UNIFIER, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group comes home

Posted January 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Starting January 10 and throughout the rest of the month, the first group of approximately 200 Canadian Army (CA) soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), based in Valcartier, Quebec, will be deploying to Ukraine for Operation (Op) U…

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Chief of the Defence Staff releases first progress report on mission to eliminate inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces

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

The Canadian Armed Forces will release the first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behavior on Monday, February 1, 2016.

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HMCS Winnipeg returns home following eight-and-a-half month deployment

Posted February 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Esquimalt, British Columbia – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a successful eight-and-a-half month deployment which included participation in Operations REASSURANCE and CARIBBE.

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Military Member Released by Japanese Authorities Returns to Canada

Posted March 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sailor who was convicted of the alleged use of a controlled substance in Japan has been released from custody and returned to Canada.

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Canadian Army Reservists prepare for collective training during Exercise ARROWHEAD CALM

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

Approximately 500 Canadian Army Reserve Force soldiers from 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) will practice their combat skills from April 15 to 17, 2016, at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, Ontario, as a part of Exercise ARROWHEA…

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Statement by Minister Sajjan following Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Defence Ministers Meeting

Posted May 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

May 4, 2016 – Stuttgart, Germany – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement regarding his participation in a meeting of defence ministers from countries leading the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“Today’s meeting with Global Coalition counterparts was an important opportunity to discuss progress, build momentum, and plan for next steps in the campaign to degrade and defeat ISIL.

“Working alongside our Coalition Allies and partners to build long term security solutions in Iraq and Syria is a priority for Canada. To that end, I underscored Canada’s expanded commitment as an active member of the Global Coalition and highlighted the positive work being carried out by Canadian Armed Forces members. This includes providing ground training and advising local Iraqi security forces; supporting aerial surveillance and refueling activities; and providing intelligence capabilities to the Coalition.

“Today’s meeting highlights the Global Coalition’s determination to work together to defeat ISIL and support efforts towards political reconciliation in Iraq, as well as Canada’s leadership in these efforts. I look forward to continuing these important discussions at the next Global Coalition meeting of defence ministers to be held later this year.”

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Associated Links

Joint Statement on Counter-ISIL/Da’esh Cooperation

Prime Minister sets new course to address crises in Iraq and Syria

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Minister Sajjan Hosts Defence Policy Review Roundtable Meeting in Toronto

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable meeting with key stakeholders in Toronto as part of public consultations taking place across Canada to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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Defence Minister Concludes Successful Trip to Berlin and Singapore

Posted June 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today concluded a successful trip to Berlin and Singapore where he met with foreign counterparts to discuss defence and security issues as part of Canada’s Defence Policy Review.

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Royal Canadian Navy to welcome new Commander

Posted June 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The media are invited to attend the Royal Canadian Navy change of command ceremony on June 23, 2016, during which Vice-Admiral Mark Norman will relinquish command to Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, will preside.

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Vernissage of the Student Masterworks exhibition at the Plains of Abraham Museum: 8th edition

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

To kick off the 8th edition of the Student Masterworks exhibition, Margaret F. Delisle, President of The National Battlefields Commission, joined project organizers Christian and Jean-Pierre Lagueux this afternoon in welcoming local press to the Plains of Abraham Museum. Once again, the exhibition of new reproductions of historical objects from New France dating from the 16th to 18th century dazzled visitors with the calibre of the students’ masterworks! The event took place under the honorary presidency of Sébastien Girard, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of France in Québec.

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The Ceremonial Guard Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Fortissimo

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

The Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces will host the 20th annual Fortissimo celebration. Fortissimo is a free military concert and sunset ceremony conducted on the lawns of Parliament Hill.

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Canada Concludes Public Consultations as Part of Defence Policy Review

Posted August 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The strategic context in which the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operates has shifted in the last decade, in some ways significantly. Canada is facing a range of new challenges, from the rise of terrorism in ungoverned spaces, to the expanded use of hybr…

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Canadian Armed Forces Return to the Canadian National Exhibition for a Ninth Year

Posted August 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) return to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) for a ninth consecutive year and our display will be inside the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

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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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Defence Minister and Chancellor of the Royal Military College Announces Appointment to Board of Governors

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney, in his capacity as Chancellor of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), has appointed Commodore (Retired) Hans Jung to the College’s Board of Governors to sit as an ordinary voting member.

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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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Sixth Annual Halifax International Security Forum

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

The sixth annual Halifax International Security Forum is being held in the Nova Scotia capital from November 21 to 23, 2014.

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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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