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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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Government of Canada to commemorate 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Second Battle of Ypres

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

On behalf of the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, will attend a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.

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Canada Assert Arctic Sovereignty with Successful Completion of Operation NUNALIVUT

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

Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of Joint Task Force (North’s) premier High Arctic operations, concluded today after nearly one month of activity in and around the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area.

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel return from Operation IMPACT

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

Approximately 125 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel returned home last night aboard a CC-150 Polaris aircraft from Operation IMPACT, the CAF’s contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force, the military mission of the international coalition …

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Statement by the Chief of the Defense Staff following the release of the Ombudsman Report Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus

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

“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…

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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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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Celebrate Excellence in Service to Canada

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

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) celebrated several accomplishments during an honours and awards parade today at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Remains of Canadian Second World War Soldier identified – Canadian Forces Forensic Odontology Responses Team matches dental records

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

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a Second World War soldier found near the Maas River in the Netherlands, as those of Private Albert Laubenstein from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Identification Process for Private Laubenstein

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

During the Second World War, approximately 709,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the Canadian Army.

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Charges laid against four members of the United Kingdom Naval Service

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

Ottawa ¿ The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged four members of the United Kingdom Naval Service with offences related to sexual assault on April 16, 2015.

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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan departs for Operation CARIBBE

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan departed Halifax today to support Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking and organized crime in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and its approach…

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HMC Ships Nanaimo and Whitehorse return from Operation CARIBBE

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

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a deployment on Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the Gulf of Me…

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against ISIS

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

Brigadier-General Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday April 16 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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Minister O’Toole speaks with Veterans’ groups at Ottawa Summit

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

New hires will help Veterans Affairs Canada provide faster decisions on disability benefit applications

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Achieving service excellence through enhanced services

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

The Government of Canada places the highest priority on service excellence by making sure Veterans and their families have the support and services they need, when they need them

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Media Opportunity with the Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff

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

Minister of National Defence, Jason Kenney and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson will hold a media opportunity on 14 April 2015, in Conference Room D, National Defence Headquarters.

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Dr. Margaret Brooke thanks the Royal Canadian Navy for Prestigious Honour

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

I am amazed that my actions as a survivor of the sinking of the SS Caribou led the Royal Canadian Navy to my door.

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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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Government of Canada updates efforts to improve service to Veterans

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will provide an update related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring that Canadian Veterans and their families have the benefits and services they need and deserve

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HMCS Fredericton and two CP-140 Auroras participate in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR

Posted April 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise JOINT WARRIOR today as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance measures in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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HMCS Whitehorse assists US Coast Guard in second significant drug seizure

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

OTTAWA ¿ Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Whitehorse assisted the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the interception of more than 600 kg of cocaine in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador as part of Operation CARIBBE in late March.

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Media opportunity with Associate Minister of National Defence about Canada’s Arctic sovereignty operations

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence will hold a media call on 10 April 2015, about his visit to Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of the Canadian Armed Forces premier military exercises in Canada’s North.

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Government of Canada marks 98<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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

Paying tribute to First World War Veterans who defined a nation

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CFB Borden launches Centennial Celebrations at a Vimy Ridge Memorial Breakfast

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

BORDEN, ON ¿ Members of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden and the local community remembered the Battle of Vimy Ridge at a ceremony this morning attended by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell,

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National Sentry Program

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

Since the launch of the new National Sentry Program (NSP) in 2014, a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sentry is posted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the National War Memorial, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from April 9 to November 10 f…

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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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Canada Remembers the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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

The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today regarding the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Arras and the capture of Vimy Ridge.

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Harper Government re-affirms Canada’s Arctic sovereignty with Operation NUNALIVUT 2015

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

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today visited Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, one of the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) premier High Arctic military exercises, to highlight the Harper Government’s commitment to protecting…

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Canadian Armed Forces conduct their first airstrike in Syria under Operation IMPACT

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

Today, Canada’s CF-18 Hornets conducted their first airstrike in Syria since the Government’s decision to extend and expand Operation IMPACT, Canada’s military contribution to the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Lev…

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National Sentry Program 2015 Launch

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

Media are invited to attend the launch of the National Sentry Program for the 2015 season.

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Canada completes its command tenure of Combined Task Force 150

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

Canada handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to France yesterday at a ceremony in Manama, Bahrain. This concludes the second time Canada has commanded one of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) multinational maritime forces in the gr…

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Canadian NORAD Region conducts airspace defence training with United States Strategic Command

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

The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) conducted comprehensive training yesterday in support of its mandate to detect, deter, and defend against all threats to North America’s sovereign airspace.

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Canadian Armed Forces announce the passing of former Commander of the Canadian Army – Retired Lieutenant-General leaves behind a strong legacy of military service

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

The Canadian Armed Forces express sincere condolences upon the death of Lieutenant-General (Retired) William Leach.

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Minister Nicholson Comments on Nuclear Negotiations Between P5+1 and Iran

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

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“A nuclear Iran would provoke a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and would be an enormously destabilizing development. For this reas…

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

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

The third Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) medical contingent will depart Canada on Saturday to begin training in the United Kingdom prior to their mission in Sierra Leone in support of global efforts to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus

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Canadian troops participate in mountain operation training in Poland

Posted April 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) based in Petawawa, Ontario, is participating in Exercise MOUNTAIN WARRIOR in Trzclaniec, Poland, throughout the month of April.

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Technical briefing to provide update on Canadian operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Posted April 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brigadier-General Daniel Constable, Commander of Joint Task Force – Iraq, will host a teleconference on Thursday April 2 to provide an update on Canada’s operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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