Ahmed Hussen

55 New Homes in Cambridge

eAwaz Local News

CAMBRIDGE – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and MP for Cambridge, Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Karen Redman, Chair of the Region of Waterloo, and Kathryn McGarry, Mayor of Cambridge, announced over $18 million in funding to support 55 new homes in …

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Canada to acquire aircrafts for Royal Canadian Air Force 

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Ottawa – Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada has finalized a contract to acquire the first two aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will replace and renew the capability currently fulfilled by the CC-150 Polaris fleet and later become part of the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) fleet. The contract for the procurement and preparation of …

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Trudeau apologises to descendants of No. 2 Construction Battalion

eAwaz Canada News

Truro – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, delivered an apology on behalf of the Government of Canada for the systemic anti-Black racism that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion endured before, during, and long after the First World War. The Prime Minister apologized at a ceremony in Truro, Nova Scotia, for the government’s …

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Canada Marks 5th Anniversary of Leading Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – The Canadian Armed Forces marks the 5th anniversary of leading NATO’s multinational enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia. Following Russia’s invasion of Crimea, NATO Allies agreed at the 2016 Summit in Warsaw to establish an enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in the eastern part of the Alliance, in order to strengthen deterrence measures. Canada, as the Framework Nation for …

Defence Minister Anand concludes visit to Brussels Belgium

Minister Anand concludes foreign visits for Ukraine Defense Contact Group 

eAwaz Canada News

Brussels – Minister Anand concluded a successful visit to Brussels, Belgium, where she attended a meeting of the United States-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group and a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers. On June 15, Minister Anand was joined by the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, for a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact …

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Ratifying Terms of Reference with provinces, territories

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Ottawa – The Department of National Defence (DND), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) met with provincial and territorial delegates in Ottawa to ratify the Terms of Reference for the Seamless Canada initiative. A signed Terms of Reference is official recognition and acceptance by all jurisdictions in Canada that the mobility challenges military families …

Anand concludes visit to Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore

Anita Anand concludes visit to Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

eAwaz Canada News

Singapore – Defence Minister Anita Anand accompanied by Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Wayne Eyre, and Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence Stefanie Beck, concluded their trip to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. In the margins of this international forum, the Canadian delegation met with counterparts from 13 different countries, as well as the United States-led United Nations …

Anita Anand

Marking 5th Anniversary of Defence Policy 

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, marked the 5th anniversary of Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE). Launched in 2017, SSE remains an ambitious yet realistic plan that outlines Canada’s defence priorities over 20 years. Recognizing that Canada cannot meet its defence needs without the dedicated, motivated and highly skilled people who work tirelessly to defend Canada and promote Canadian …

Ex SC Justice Louise Arbour on Armed Forces

Addressing, eradicating sexual harassment in military

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, was joined by former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, as well as the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, and Deputy Minister of National Defence, Bill Matthews, to discuss the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review (IECR) of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, and to …

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Tackling new world challenges and complexities

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Wainwright – More than 3,200 soldiers from Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom successfully completed Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 22 (Ex MR 22), which began here on May 10, 2022. As the premier Canadian Army collective training event of the year, Ex MR 22 validated the skills of Canadian Army leaders and soldiers in the contemporary operating environment through a force-on-force exercise. This year was …