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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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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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The Chief of the Defence Staff announces Canadian Armed Forces General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements

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

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additional Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2015. These promotions and appointments support re…

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Chief of the Defence Staff recognizes USNS<em> Sioux </em>with Unit Commendation

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

The Canadian Forces Unit Commendation was presented today to the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Sioux for exceptional support to the officers and crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur when they experienced a fire at sea last year. Comm…

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End of Year Graduation and Convocation at the Canadian Forces College

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

TORONTO, ON – Today the Canadian Forces College (CFC) held the Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP) and the National Security Programme (NSP) graduation alongside a Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) Convocation ceremony.

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Canadian Armed Forces medical personnel complete Ebola-fighting mission in Sierra Leone

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

OTTAWA – Today marks the end of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operation SIRONA, a six-month mission in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone to combat the spread of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.

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Royal Canadian Navy Adopts New Visual Identifier

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

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), today announced the adoption of a stylized flying Canadian Naval Ensign as the new visual identifier for the RCN.

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Statement by The Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff issued today the following statement:

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Canada and NATO

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

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military Alliance whose primary goals are the collective defence of its members and the maintenance of democratic peace in the North Atlantic area.

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Remembrance Day celebrations pay tribute to Veterans in St-Pierre-Jolys

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

Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, today announced Government of Canada funding to the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys in support of their 2014 Remembrance Day activities.

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Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff attends the 2014 Pacific Command Chiefs of Defence Conference

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

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, today concluded a trip to Brunei, where he participated in the 16th Annual United States Pacific Command (PACOM) Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) conference.

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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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Minister of National Defence Statement on the Occasion of International Women’s Day

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

“International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the valuable contributions that women make every day to the vitality of Canadian society, and the strength of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Statement by The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence

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

“ISIL is a terrorist group that poses an active threat not only to the region but also to us here in Canada. Its members are raping and pillaging across the Middle East; committing acts of genocide; beheading Western journalists; kidnapping women and s…

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Minister Nicholson to celebrate a Royal Canadian Navy milestone in Halifax

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence will celebrate an important Royal Canadian Navy milestone in Halifax on Monday, November 24.

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Canada Appalled by Attack on UN Peacekeepers

Posted October 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is appalled by a deliberate attack that has resulted in the deaths of three peace…

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Minister Nicholson to attend departure ceremony as Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Fredericton deploys on Operation REASSURANCE

Posted December 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to join the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, in attending the departure ceremony of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton as the ship deploys on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO assu…

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New Royal Canadian Navy ship to be named after naval hero of SS Caribou sinking

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Jason Kenney today announced that an Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry (in courage combat) during the Second World War.

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New Appointment to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Announced

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Christopher J. McNeil will join the Veterans Review and Appeal Board

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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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