“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…
The Canadian Armed Forces express sincere condolences upon the death of Lieutenant-General (Retired) William Leach.
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 …
Over a period of two days, media are invited to three ceremonial events celebrating the 2015 Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) graduation activities.
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).
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
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce the name of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fourth Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship.
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…
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.
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,
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.
The Department of National Defence has received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities
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…
TIMMINS, ONTARIO Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for NipissingTimiskaming, 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.
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
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.
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…
The Canadian Armed Forces will release the first progress report on addressing inappropriate sexual behavior on Monday, February 1, 2016.
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.
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.
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…
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
HALIFAX – An anchor, believed to have belonged to His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Niobe, has been unearthed at HMC Dockyard in Halifax.
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…
Bradeans Tool & Die of Amherst continues to invest in new technology to better serve their aerospace clients.
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.
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, issued the following statement:
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.
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.
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…
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.