Minister Blair participates in 5th North American Defence Ministerial meeting

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Toronto – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, met virtually with US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, Mexico’s Secretary of Defence (SEDENA), General Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, and Mexico’s Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, for the fifth trilateral meeting of North American Defence Ministers (NADM). During the meeting, Minister Blair and his counterparts …

Canada’s greener operations at Canadian Space Agency 


Longueuil – The Government of Canada is leading by example by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations to foster a low-carbon, climate-resilient and clean growth economy. Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, was at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Longueuil, Quebec, to announce 2 new Greening Government Fund (GGF) projects, and to provide an …

Canada invests $227.5m for Canadian Armed Forces members in Latvia

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Brussels – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, announced that Canadian Armed Forces members deployed to NATO’s Canada-led Battle Group in Latvia will soon have two new defensive capabilities that are being acquired on an urgent basis. This new equipment will strengthen the defence capacity of the Battle Group as a whole, further adding to the deterrence capabilities of soldiers from …

Canada offers $60m in military aid for Ukraine 

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Brussels – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, participated in the 19th Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) meeting, hosted by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. The meeting brought together representatives from more than 50 countries, who reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine and continued discussions on coordinating military aid for Ukraine now and into the future. At today’s meeting, Minister …

Canada set to participate in Nato Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2024

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Members of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command conduct pre-mission training for Exercise Steadfast Defender 24 in Petawawa, Ontario, on January 16, 2024. Ottawa – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is set to participate in the largest NATO exercise in decades that will serve to rehearse NATO’s Deterrence and Defence plans to counter threats to the Euro-Atlantic area. Approximately 1,000 CAF …

Minister Blair announces new military donations for Ukraine 

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Montreal – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, participated virtually in the 18th Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) meeting, hosted by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. The meeting brought together representatives from more than 50 countries, who reaffirmed their commitment to providing Ukraine with the critical military support it needs. At the meeting, Minister Blair announced a …

Marking 100 years of the RCAF

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Ottawa – Fun Fact Friday 2024 marks 100 years of the RCAF, commemorating a century of excellence in Canadian aviation! Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, asked people to join the festivities throughout 2024, as the government honour the legacy, achievements, and incredible journey of centennial.  

Bill Blair on keeping Canada safe

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Ottawa – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, has said: “To all Canadians – especially people in my riding of Scarborough Southwest – I’m sending you my best wishes for a happy new year. In 2024, we’ll remain hard at work to keep Canada safe, to defend the rules-based international order, and to make life more affordable here at home.“

Canada acquiring Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

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Ottawa – Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is acquiring modern military equipment to keep Canadians safe and protected, and to support the security of our international allies and partners. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of National Defence, and Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, announced a major investment in the Royal …

$1.68b invested in technology network for Canadian Army

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Nepean – In the current global environment, Canada needs a modern, adaptable army that can meet security challenges of today and tomorrow. We are making the necessary investments to provide Canadian Army members with the tools that they need to do their jobs, while ensuring that these investments create jobs and growth for Canadians. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the …