NEWS BRIEFS: CANADA

11 November 2015
Students at Canadian Universities have responded in record numbers to the 2016 Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition. A total of 18 teams from across Canada have registered for the event. 
11 November 2015
The Minister of National Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff yesterday issued statements regarding the 2015 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces.
11 November 2015   (CTV)
Canada’s top soldier says a timeline has not yet been set for the promised withdrawal of Canadian troops from the bombing mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
9 November 2015
Over the next three months, Canada’s Cold War Museum will host an art exhibit titled "Group 6: The Canadian Forces Artists Program 2012-2013", which opened yesterday in the Bank of Canada Vault.
6 November 2015
Today, 1,650 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen, and Special Operations Forces personnel, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and at sea, completed the live exercise portion of JOINTEX 15.
4 November 2015
Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent will present today the 2015 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation to Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo Dallaire (Ret'd) and Captain Raimo (Ray) Kokkonen (Ret’d) for their exceptional contribution to the well-being of Veterans and their families.
15 October 2015
Student groups across Canada are urging candidates to address Canada’s flagging space sector. Eleven student organizations, from British Columbia to Quebec, have endorsed a call to action by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space in Canada (SEDS-CAN) that explains how Canada’s space sector is dismally unable to meet the needs of Canadian students.
21 August 2015   (FrontLine News)
After nearly 13 years Francis Bleeker has left Colt Canada to accept a new position in the defence industry in the UAE, to begin in September 2015.
10 August 2015   (National Post)
The Liberals and the NDP would fight insurgents overseas by doing little more than “dropping aid on dead people,” Stephen Harper said Monday as he reinforced the Conservative party’s tough-on-terror strategy.
7 August 2015   (The Guardian)
22 June 2015
More than 80 officers of the Canadian Armed Forces this week completed Exercise FINAL DRIVE, a 10-day exercise at Canadian Forces Base Kingston that is the culmination of the six-month Army Operations Course.
19 June 2015
Defence Minister Jason Kenney today announced his support for the proposed relocation of Nova Scotia’s Waterville airport, in the Municipality of the County of Kings, to Royal Canadian Air Force 14 Wing Greenwood. The move is expected to create new jobs in the region.

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