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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments in St. Thomas, and across Canada

Posted July 30, 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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Government to Honour Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Sharpe

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will unveil plans for the placement of a bronze plaque to the memory of LCol Sam Sharpe

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Minister Lebel announces $6.5 million infrastructure investments for St-Jean Garrison and Sherbrooke

Posted July 29, 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 hires new staff to support Veterans in Western Canada

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

Today James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Selkirk–Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, confirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing service excellence for Veterans

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Government of Canada hires new staff to support Veterans in Québec

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

Today on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, confirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing service excellence for Veterans.

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Canada to acquire Israeli Iron Dome radar technology

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

An improved radar system for the Canadian Army will use cutting edge technology that is part of the successful Israeli Defence Force Iron Dome Air Defence system to defend against incoming rocket fire from Hamas and other terrorist groups.

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General Vance issues a statement on charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces

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

General Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, has issued the following statement on charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces:

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, James Bezan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Selkirk–Interlake, will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commitment to service excellence

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Government of Canada update on efforts to improve service to Veterans

Posted July 28, 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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Statement from the family of Private Kirby Tott

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

“It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the passing of our son and brother, Kirby Tott. Kirby was loved by his family and friends alike – he always brought a smile to our faces and our hearts.

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Member of Parliament Jay Aspin announces $1.2 million investment for Timmins Armoury

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

TIMMINS, ONTARIO – Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, 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.

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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments in Timmins and across Canada

Posted July 28, 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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New Commander for the Canadian Forces Intelligence Group

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

OTTAWA – Captain(N) Ron Pumphrey assumed command of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Group (CF Int Gp) today from Colonel Gregory Burt.

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Charges laid against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces

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

OTTAWA – Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with multiple sex-related offences including an offence related to Breach of Trust by a Public Officer, all pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada

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Statement by Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, regarding the Ombudsman’s report on the 1974 cadet tragedy at CFB Valcartier

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

OTTAWA – Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, issued the following statement today on behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the investigation report released today by the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces on the 1974 grenade explosion at the cadet training centre in CFB Valcartier

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Statement by Defence Minister Jason Kenney regarding the Ombudsman’s report on the 1974 cadet tragedy at CFB Valcartier

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement in response to the investigation report released today by the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces on the 1974 grenade e…

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1974 Grenade Explosion at the Valcartier Cadet Training Centre

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

On July 30, 1974, at about 1:30 p.m., approximately 130 army cadets from “D” Company and their instructors, were gathered in one of the barracks of the then Valcartier Cadet Camp for a course on explosives safety.

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Minister Rob Moore announces a $3 million investment to improve airfield and hangars at 5 Wing Goose Bay

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

5 Wing Goose Bay receives funding through new federal infrastructure investments

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Veteran-centric Communications Task Force update

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

The Task Force was created to find ways to reduce the volume of paperwork Veterans and their families need to complete, and to ensure all letters and forms are easy to understand, and all communication is compassionate and respectful.

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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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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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Government of Canada Awards Contracts for Leading-edge Technology to Support Our Troops

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced the awarding of contracts worth potentially more than $493 million to Rheinmetall Can…

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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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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments at the Wolseley Barracks and HMCS Prevost

Posted July 27, 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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Equine therapy

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

Veterans Affairs Canada is interested in alternative therapies to assist Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions.

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Commander Canadian Army Statement on the death of Pte Kirby Tott

Posted July 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army, has issued this statement following the death of Private Kirby Tott:

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General Vance issues a statement on the death of Pte Tott in CFB Shilo

Posted July 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

General Vance, Chief of the Defense Staff, has issued this statement following the death of Private Kirby Tott:

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Minister Kenney issues a statement on the death of Pte Tott in CFB Shilo

Posted July 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, has issued this statement following the death of Private Kirby Tott:

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Canadian Forces Soldier Dies During Training

Posted July 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

A Canadian Forces Reserve soldier died during military training at Canadian Forces Base Shilo Saturday, July 25, 2015.

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Canadian Armed Forces successfully complete the 2015 Nijmegen Marches

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

A contingent of over 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members from across Canada completed a demanding journey today by crossing the finish line at the 99th annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

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Government of Canada pays tribute to Canadian Veterans who served in the Korean War

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

Senator Yonah Martin, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will take part in a memorial service at the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario, to mark the 62nd anniversary of the signing of t…

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Government of Canada announces improvements to Canada’s Search and Rescue system

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

OTTAWA – Today, Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced a series of measures that will help strengthen the SAR system, including investment in a satellite system to improve detection of activated emergency beacons.

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Search and Rescue Canada

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

Canada’s area of responsibility for Search and Rescue (SAR) includes millions of square kilometers of sparsely settled and austere terrain, and the longest coastlines in the world.

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Government of Canada Supports Improved Monitoring of Canada’s Arctic Waters

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

Associate Minister of National Defence, Julian Fantino, today announced an innovative new project to support Arctic research, as well as Canada’s ability to counter any threat to our Arctic sovereignty.

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Government of Canada Invests in Canada’s Safety and Security

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

A science and technology project, which will develop tools to improve our ability to monitor maritime activities in the Arctic, to be funded through the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP).

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Government of Canada Investment to Boost Western Presence at International Defence Procurement Events

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

The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification (WD), announced over $1.1 million in funding to the Canadian Association of D…

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Government of Canada to make announcement on mental health supports for Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an announcement regarding mental health supports for Veterans

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Member of Parliament Kyle Seeback Announces $2 Million Investment for Brampton Armoury

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

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – Kyle Seeback, Member of Parliament for Brampton West, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced investments worth $2 million to improve infrastructure at the Brampton Armoury.

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Highlights of New Federal Infrastructure Investments across Canada and at the Brampton Armoury

Posted July 24, 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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