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Minister Anand welcomes Royal Canadian Navy ships from operations in Indo-Pacific 

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Esquimalt – Anita Anand,welcomed home the companies of His Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Vancouver and Winnipeg as they returned to their homeport of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, after successfully completing their deployments on Operation (Op) PROJECTION and Op NEON. Since sailing to the Indo-Pacific region in early August, the Halifax-class frigates have carried out an ambitious schedule, which included port calls to eight countries, …

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PRs welcome to apply now to join Canadian Armed Forces 

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Ottawa – Permanent residents represent an important, skilled, and diverse workforce in Canada. This is why today, the Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, announced that permanent residents are welcome to apply to enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The authority for the enrolment of a citizen of another country, who has permanent resident status under the Immigration and Refugee …

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Trudeau announces additional military assistance for Ukraine 

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Bali – As Russia continues its brutal, unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Canada will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian people and our allies, in defence of our shared values of peace, democracy, and human rights. We will continue to use every tool at our disposal to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable. Today, at the G20 Summit …

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Canada announces deployment of new gender-balanced task force to Ghana

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Ottawa – Defence Minister Anita Anand announced the deployment of a new Canadian Training Assistance Team (CTAT) to Ghana. The CTAT team consists of a gender–balanced task force of four CAF members currently deployed on Operation PRESENCE (Elsie), and will contribute to Ghana’s ongoing efforts to increase the meaningful participation of uniformed women in United Nations Peace Operations. The Task …

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Defence Minister Anita Anand travels to Poland, Belgium

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Ottawa – Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will travel to Europe from October 10 to 14, 2022 to participate in meetings with Allies and partners on global defence and security issues. On October 11, Minister Anand will make her first official visit to Warsaw, Poland, and meet with her Polish counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak. …

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Canada’s support services contract for Canadian Forces Station

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Ottawa – Following a fair, open and transparent competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded a $122 million contract (including taxes) to Nasittuq Corporation, from Ottawa, Ontario, to provide support services to CFS Alert in Nunavut for an initial period of eight-and-a-half years. CFS Alert is a military station located in Nunavut on …

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Providing assistance to Atlantic Canada for Hurricane Fiona

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Ottawa – Hurricane Fiona has caused significant damage across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec, and the Government of Canada is working with partners from all orders of government, and across federal departments and agencies, to support recovery and clean-up efforts. In recognition of the significant and immediate challenges to individuals, communities, and critical infrastructure, Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s …

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RCAF Mobility Capabilities Enhanced to Support Global Missions

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Ottawa – Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is enhancing its air mobility operations based in Europe as it conducts ongoing missions there and around the world. Since late March 2022, RCAF members operating two CC-130J Hercules aircraft have been conducting operations from a hub based out of Prestwick, Scotland. The hub’s personnel have now delivered 4 million pounds …

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Marking Merchant Navy Veterans Day

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Ottawa – Every year, in September, Canadians honour the dedication, bravery, and personal sacrifice of the 12,000 men and women who served in Canada’s Merchant Navy during the Second World War. The Merchant Navy was a vital lifeline and played a decisive role in the Allied war effort throughout the Battle of the Atlantic — the longest continuous battle of …

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3rd new Arctic, Offshore Patrol Ship delivered to Canada 

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Halifax – Canada celebrated another milestone in renewing the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet with the delivery of the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Max Bernays. Built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, this is the third of six new AOPS being delivered to the RCN through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), …