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Statement by the Minister of National Defence Regarding the Attacks in Ottawa

Posted October 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

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The Governor General’s Speech on Remembrance Day

Posted November 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, gave a moving speech on the occasion of the Rededication of the National War Memorial, in Ottawa, on November 11, 2014. We would like to share this s…

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Service of Remembrance brings community together to pay tribute to Veterans

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

Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, today announced Government of Canada funding to the Joint Veterans Association Parade Committee of Winnipeg for its Remembrance Day service. MP Bateman made the announcement on behalf of th…

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

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

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) today in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Government of Canada to announce new supports and services for Veterans and their families

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an important announcement related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that Canadian Veterans and their families have the benefits and services they need and deserve.

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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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Harper Government to Announce Support for Innovation and Advanced Technologies

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

Kelowna, BC, October 10, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification in support of innovative soldier survivability systems and related technologies.

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Government of Canada expands support to Canada’s reservists and their employers

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today announced a new Government of Canada program, which will provide financial support to employers of Canadian Armed Forces reservists who deploy on o…

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Minister Blaney highlights Canada’s role in the global fight against terrorism and cyber threats

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released a statement following a speech today on national security to the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations:

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Canada Invests in Missile Technology Upgrades for the Royal Canadian Navy – Memorandum of Understanding Signing Continues Role in the NATO Evolved Seasparrow Missile Consortium

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today announced the Government’s intent to upgrade the defence missile system onboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of newly modernized Halifax-class frigates. The first step in the upgrade …

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CFB Borden launches Centennial Celebrations at a Vimy Ridge Memorial Breakfast

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

BORDEN, ON ¿ Members of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden and the local community remembered the Battle of Vimy Ridge at a ceremony this morning attended by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell,

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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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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales becomes Colonel-in-Chief of the 2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada

Posted May 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has graciously agreed to serve as the Colonel-in-Chief of the 2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada, who are celebrating their centennial with a Freedom of the City Parade in Sudbury, Ontario, today.

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Canadian NORAD Region to lead bi-national exercise in the North and High Arctic

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

The Canadian NORAD Region will lead an exercise that will see Canadian and American military personnel and aircraft deploying to various locations in the North and High Arctic to train in aerospace detection and defence from 25 May to 1 June, 2015.

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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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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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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments for Defence Infrastructure Across Canada

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

The Kitchener Armoury, named after a Kitchener Waterloo native, Alexander Walter Bean, who served proudly during the Second World War, is home to the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada,

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Canadian Army troops deploy to Poland for Operation REASSURANCE

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

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Defence Minister Jason Kenney, bid farewell to approximately 90 Canadian Army soldiers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG), b…

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Canadian Armed Forces to help in response to wildfires in Saskatchewan

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

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is preparing to send up to 1,400 personnel, including a firefighting force and integral logistics support, to help fight fires in Saskatchewan.

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Government of Canada supports 20th annual Tribute to Veterans Air Show in Saskatoon

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

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar, will attend the Parade of Heroes, which will take place during the 20th Annual Canada Remembers Our Heroes “Tribute to Veterans” Air Show

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence

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Government of Canada Invests in Canada’s Safety and Security

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

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), in partnership with Public Safety Canada, will support an innovative project to develop enhanced tools and knowledge sharing for first responder interoperability capabilities.

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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Sault Ste. Marie and across Canada

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

In November 2014, the Department of National Defence received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities. Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they …

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Minister Ed Holder and Member of Parliament Susan Truppe Announce $10 Million Investment for Wolseley Barracks and HMCS Prevost

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

LONDON, ONTARIO – The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $10 million investment for Wolseley Barracks and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Prevost.

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Canada’s Land Task Force participates in its 15th joint training exercise in Europe with NATO allies since the start of Operation REASSURANCE

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 170 Canadian soldiers will start training during Exercise ALLIED SPIRIT II on August 4 in Hohenfels, Germany, in support of NATO Assurance Measures.

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Commemorative Exhibit to Honour Fallen Soldiers of North Vancouver Island

Posted October 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, today announced Government of Canada funding for a new exhibit that will honour North Vancouver Islanders who gave their lives…

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Repatriation of Sergeant Doiron

Posted March 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Our fallen comrade, Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron, from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, based at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, returns home to Canada tomorrow.

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Minister Jason Kenney visits the Royal Canadian Navy

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney visited with the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Pacific Fleet in Esquimalt, B.C., today in his first official visit with the RCN since his appointment.

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Saturday Morning Confusion About Privacy #76

Posted November 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Facial recognition technology is used to screen people at the Statue of Liberty in New York. The U.S. government pumped millions of dollars into the development of facial recognition technology after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Chip East/Reuters) Dear Readers: If anybody is still confused about how much the government is prying into your private […]

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

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

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Friday, March 20, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

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

TRENTON – Today, 125 Canadian Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), departed CFB Trenton for Eastern Europe as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support NATO assurance meas…

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Statement by Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff Following Meeting with Coalition Partners – Meeting focussed on the ongoing campaign against ISIL

Posted October 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

“The Government of Canada has chosen to stand with our international partners to combat the terrorist threat posed by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Statement by the family of Craftsman Kyle Sinclair

Posted November 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Craftsman Kyle Sinclair grew up in Whitby, Ont. He graduated from Fleming College in 2009 with a diploma in Building Techniques.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence to make an announcement

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

M. James Bezan, secrétaire parlementaire du ministre de la Défense nationale, fera une annonce aux côtés du brigadier-général Jean-Robert Bernier, médecin général, et de M. George Weber, président-directeur général des Services de santé Royal Ottawa. 

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Third group of Operation SIRONA personnel departs the United Kingdom – Canadian Armed Forces medical team will continue work with British forces to address the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

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

The third group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA departed the United Kingdom (UK) today for Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

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HMCS Whitehorse assists US Coast Guard in major drug seizure

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Whitehorse, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, assisted with the interception of more than 5200 kg of cocaine in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica as part of…

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

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

Eight Canadian First World War soldiers were buried today with military honours at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.

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Government of Canada honours Veterans during wreath-laying ceremony with King and Queen of The Netherlands

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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