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Seventh Annual Halifax International Security Forum

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

The seventh annual Halifax International Security Forum is being held in the Nova Scotia capital from November 20 to 22, 2015.

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Minister of National Defence welcomes back Canadian Armed Forces troops deployed on Operation PROVISION

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

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today welcomed approximately 70 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon.

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Canadian Armed Forces medical troops return from Operation PROVISION

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

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Karen McCrimmon, will welcome the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent back to Canada from their deployment to Jordan and Lebanon in suppo…

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Canadian Armed Forces commemorates 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait and the end of the First Gulf War

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

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait in a number of ceremonies between February 24 to 29, 2016, to recognize Canada’s contribution to the First Gulf War and the service provided by veterans of the conflict.

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Statement from Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy and National Defence Champion for Visible Minorities, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted March 21, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander Royal Canadian Navy, issued the following statement: “Today, Canada joins with many nations across the world to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD).

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Board of Inquiry – Allegation of assault of a civilian by Afghan National Security Forces and the Canadian Forces Response to such incidents

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

In 2008, Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) convened a Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate the allegations of assault of a civilian by Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) during the Canadian Armed Force (CAF) deployment…

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Parliamentary Secretary Gill attends opening of Wounded Warriors Canada Park of Reflection

Posted November 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parm Gill, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, today attended the official unveiling and grand opening of the Wounded Warriors Canada Park of Reflection,…

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Chief of the Defence Staff to comment on recent events

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will comment on recent events and take questions from the media.

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Minister Fantino to honour Veterans at CFL Eastern Division semi-final game in Montréal

Posted November 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join Veterans and representatives of the Canadian Football League (CFL) to honour those who have served in uniform during a pre-game ceremony at the CFL Eastern Division semi-final game in Montréal.

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Second World War airmen laid to rest in British Columbia 72 years after their death – Four Canadian and British airmen from an Avro Anson aircraft crash buried with full military honours

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

VICTORIA, B.C. – Four Second World War airmen were laid to rest today at Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, British Columbia, almost 72 years to the day after they went missing.

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Canadian Armed Forces member missing in Banff National Park after avalanche – Search underway for member from 17 Wing Winnipeg

Posted February 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – A Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Sergeant Mark Salesse, is missing after an incident in a training exercise in Banff National Park, Alberta on Thursday, 5 February 2015…

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Canadian soldiers welcomed to Poland

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

Glebokie, Poland – Members of the Canadian Armed Forces participated in a special ceremony hosted by the Polish Army today in Glebokie, Poland, to welcome them to their home base.

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Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team returns home from Sierra Leone

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

The first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent will return home to Canada tomorrow after deploying to West Africa in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Minister of Veterans Affairs honours Saskatchewanians for outstanding contributions to Canada’s Veterans

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced the following recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation

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Minister Kellie Leitch completes tour of CFB Borden

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

Canadian Armed Forces members to benefit from investments in health care and training infrastructure

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TECHNICAL BRIEFING TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON CANADIAN COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT

Posted December 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian support to the multinational mission against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Thursday, December 4, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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HMCS Fredericton Prepares for Upcoming Deployment as part of Op REASSURANCE

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

The ship’s company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton is preparing to deploy overseas to join the Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Eu…

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Ministers Nicholson and Le Drian enhance defence and security cooperation between Canada and France – Technical Arrangement to establish a Franco-Canadian Defence Cooperation Council is signed by both Ministers

Posted February 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

PARIS, FRANCE – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, met with his French counterpart, Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, to sign a Technical Arrangement establishing a Franco-Canadian Defence…

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart for Operation IMPACT

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Approximately 120 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed today to replace personnel currently serving overseas as part of Op IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force.

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Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team returns home

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

OTTAWA – The second group of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel on Operation SIRONA arrived in Ottawa today after deploying to West Africa in support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney to Unveil Plaque Honouring Valiant Service in Afghanistan

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

Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Defence Minister Jason Kenney on May 25 at the Valour Building.

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The DART returns home from humanitarian assistance mission in Nepal

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

More than 100 members of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) returned to CFB Trenton today after the completion of their deployment to Nepal to provide humanitarian assistance following the earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino meet Italian counterpart to discuss international security challenges

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney, along with Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, met today with Italy’s Minister of Defence to discuss a range of security and defence issues, including NATO’s response to the Putin regime’s aggression in Ukraine, an…

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Minister Fantino and Members of Parliament Stephen Woodworth, Peter Braid, and Harold Albrecht Announce $1 Million Investment to Improve Infrastructure at the Kitchener Armoury

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga and Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Ki…

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The Ceremonial Guard mounts the first guard of the 2015 season

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

The Ceremonial Guard performed the first Changing of the Guard ceremony for the 2015 season today on Parliament Hill.

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Statement Regarding Sergeant Nanson’s Home Modifications

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

Major General (Retired) Mike Ward, Associate Director General of Morale and Welfare Services issued the following statement:

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Government of Canada participates in Royal Canadian Legion Initiation Ceremony

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, helped induct Afghanistan Veteran Master Corporal (ret.) Jody Mitic into the Royal Canadian Legion Friday night in Ottawa

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Minister Lebel Announces Infrastructure Investments for Lower Saint-Lawrence Armouries

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

Funding to improve facilities for Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Canada is possible through the new Federal Infrastructure Investments Program

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Government of Canada supports improved first responder information sharing across Canada

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

Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds – Grenville, on behalf of Associate Minister of National Defence, Julian Fantino, today announced an innovative new project to support first responder interoperability.

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Member of Parliament Bryan Hayes Announces $6 million Investment for the Sault Ste. Marie Armoury

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

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO – Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Assistant Minister of National Defence, today announced an investment of $6 million for renovations at the Sault Ste. Marie Armoury.

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Government supports further research on equine therapy

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

Studies to help develop evidence base on equine therapy for Veterans with mental health conditions

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Government of Canada Tribute to Veterans of Second World War at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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

Minister O’Toole joins MP Carmichael in honouring Second World War Veterans with commemorative tribute

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Hockey Marching as to War exhibition opens at Library and Archives Canada

Posted October 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF), is thrilled to announce the opening of an exhibition on hockey and the First World War.

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Canada deploys contingent to Combined Task Force 150

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

Seven Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel begin Operation ARTEMIS this week as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) in Bahrain.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIL

Posted December 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

OTTAWA – Media are invited to attend a technical briefing on Canadian operations against ISIL on Thursday December 17, 2015 in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Statement by Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan

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

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan paid his first visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command Headquarters (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado today.

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Canadian Armed Forces marks the transitioning of Air Task Force-Iraq

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

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) officially marked the transitioning of the Air Task Force-Iraq mission during a parade today in Kuwait. Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, presided over the parade, which commemorated th…

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Canadian Army Announces Changes to the General Officer Rank Insignia

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

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, and Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond, Canadian Army Sergeant Major, announced changes to the General Officer Rank Insignia.

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Operation UNIFIER Joint Task Force media opportunity

Posted April 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Joint Task Force Ukraine (JTF-U) Commander of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s training mission in Ukraine.

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Commemorative Booklet to Honour First World War Veterans

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand–Norfolk, today announced Government of Canada funding for a booklet that will display a collection of artifacts to commemorate and honour the service and sacrifices of Canada’s First World War Veterans. Ms. Finley made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.

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