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Statement by the Chief of the Defence Staff Regarding the Attack in Ottawa

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

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

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HMCS Toronto completes Exercise MAVI BALINA as part of Op REASSURANCE

Posted November 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto completed its participation in the Turkish-led Exercise MAVI BALINA today as part of Operation REASSURANCE deployment in the Mediterranean Sea in response to the Putin regime’s aggressive military actions agai…

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Commemorative activities pay tribute to local Veterans in Newfoundland and Labrador

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

The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and the Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced Government of Canada funding for three projects to pay tribute to Canada’s brave men and women w…

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New Permanent Operational Stress Injury Satellite Clinic in Hamilton

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

Minister O’Toole announces easier and faster access to effective mental health care for Veterans and their families

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MP Goguen to highlight new supports and services for Veterans and their families

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

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will highlight new Government of Canada supports and servic…

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Canadian Armed Forces Military Police to depart for Egypt to provide Task Force policing support in the Sinai Peninsula

Posted March 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

TRENTON – Members of the Canadian Forces Military Police depart tomorrow for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt.

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Update to Government of Canada Response to Drifting Foreign Vessel

Posted October 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

October 18, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario

As of 9:30 a.m. PST efforts continue to assist the Russian-flagged cargo ship Simushir, with 10 crewmembers onboard, located off the south west end of Haida Gwaii. 

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Statement by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence on Navy Appreciation Day

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

OTTAWA – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement in honour of the Navy League of Canada’s Navy Appreciation Day 2014.

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Canadian Armed Forces Medical Team to depart for UK in preparation for mission to Sierra Leone

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

OTTAWA ¿ The first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent leaves Canada tomorrow to begin training in the United Kingdom prior to its West African deployment in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Minister O’Toole takes part in the ANAVETS Provincial Command Convention in British Columbia

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will join members of the ANAVETS Provincial Command of British Columbia for the 9th Biennial Convention and will deliver remarks.

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National Sentry Program launches 2015 season at the National War Memorial – Canadian Armed Forces posts first sentries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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

The 2015 season of the National Sentry Program launched today, as the first sentries were posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the National War Memorial.

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Minister Yelich joins Royal Newfoundland Regiment at centennial ceremonies in Gallipoli

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

Government of Canada delegation in Turkey to mark 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign

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Minister of National Defence visits HMCS Winnipeg at sea

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

OTTAWA – The Honourable Jason Kenny, Minister of National Defence, was on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg at sea during exercise TRIDENT FURY today to witness Canadian military interaction in the Pacific Ocean with the United States N…

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Family of Chief Petty Officer Max Leopold Bernays thanks the Royal Canadian Navy for Prestigious Honour

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

The Bernays family has issued the following public statement on the announcement of a third Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship being named Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Max Bernays:

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Highlights of Significant New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Valcartier, Quebec

Posted June 1, 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,

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Media Availability with Defence Minister Jason Kenney

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

Defence Minister Jason Kenney will hold a media availability in the foyer of the House of Commons following the tabling of the Victims’ Rights in the Military Justice System Act.

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New Rifles for the Canadian Rangers

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

The Role of the Canadian Rangers

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Highlights of Federal Infrastructure Investments in Toronto

Posted June 29, 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. Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provid…

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Federal Infrastructure Investments Across Canada and in Metro Vancouver

Posted July 6, 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.

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HMCS Fredericton returns home from Operation REASSURANCE

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

The media are invited to attend the homecoming ceremony of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton on July 12.

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Minister Tony Clement Announces $14M Infrastructure Investment in Montreal

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

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced investments worth $14 million to improve infrastructure at Montreal armouries and Montreal…

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

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

The Government of Canada is the custodian of a broad range of infrastructure and is committed to maintaining and improving this infrastructure across the country. Investments in this critical infrastructure are a key element in our efforts to create jobs,

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Minister Finley Announces $15.5 Million Investment for Southern Ontario Armouries

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

STRATFORD, ONTARIO – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced infrastructure projects worth more than $15.5 million for five Armouries in southern Ontario.

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Military Ombudsman Concludes that Former Cadets Received Inadequate Treatment and Compensation after Tragic Accident in 1974

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

Ombudsman’s Office finds that of the cadets who survived the explosion, many sustained – and continue to suffer from – physical or/and psychological injuries; however, the cadets did not receive assistance on par with what was offered to the military members who were also impacted by the incident.

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Member of Parliament Joan Crockatt announced $1 million investment for Calgary Military Museums

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

CALGARY – Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, yesterday announced a $1 million investment to improve Calgary’s Military Museums.

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Canada concludes participation in largest NATO exercise since 2002

Posted November 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, 1650 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen, and Special Operations Forces personnel, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and at sea, completed the live exercise portion of JOINTEX 15.

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Sincere Condolences – Death of Leading Seaman Benoit Bilodeau

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

“It is with great sadness that I report that Leading Seaman Benoit Bilodeau was discovered deceased yesterday in Eastern Passage.

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

Posted January 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements that will occur in 2016. These officers lead the CAF in …

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Canadian Army combat divers take the plunge with allies in Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016

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

The Canadian Army is hosting five countries on Exercise ROGUISH BUOY 2016, running from January 31 to March 1 in the vicinity of Comox Lake, British Columbia.

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Historic moment for Canadian Rangers from Nunavik

Posted March 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brigadier-General Stéphane Lafaut, Commander 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East), today presented the third clasp to the Canadian Forces’ Decoration to eight Canadian Rangers from Nunavik, each of whom have 42 years of dedicated service.

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Lockheed CC-130E Hercules military transport airplane

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

Although designed in the early 1950s, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules remains one of the most successful military transport airplanes ever designed.

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65<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong

Posted April 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today regarding the 65th anniversary of the Battle of K…

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Minister of Veterans Affairs launches online engagement tool for Veterans across Canada

Posted May 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Hehr concludes Stakeholder Summit and announces broad consultations and Veteran satisfaction survey

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Message to Canadian Armed Forces Members from the Governor General of Canada, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

I am writing to you from Europe, where I am currently undertaking an official visit, to let you know that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. The Canadian Armed Forces is very much a family, and together we are mourning the loss of two com…

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Harper Government Supports International Association of Women Police Training Conference in Winnipeg

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

Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Regional Minister for Manitoba, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic …

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Statement by General Lawson marking Remembrance Day

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

“On November 11th Canadians across the nation will mark with solemn remembrance the sacrifice of Canadian Armed Forces members who have served Canada with honour and distinction.

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Government of Canada Hosts Annual Remembrance Ceremony at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

Posted November 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The public and the media are invited to attend the official Government of Canada Remembrance Day ceremony at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial near the village of Albert, in the Somme, France

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Minister of National Defence to meet with his Lithuanian counterpart

Posted January 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C. M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, will formally host Lithuania’s Minister of National Defence, Juozas Olekas, in Ottawa on January 19-20, 2015. The Ministers will have the opportunity to reaf…

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Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff attends the NATO Military Committee Meeting

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

Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, and his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts discussed the key military challenges facing the Alliance at the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels, Belgium,

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Chief of Defence Staff announces action plan to address inappropriate sexual behaviour

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

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, today released an action plan to address inappropriate sexual behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) following several recent incidents.

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