31 January 2023
One hundred years ago today, the Government of Canada authorized the organization of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. Since then, the Naval Reserve has played a critical role in Canada’s safety and security. Today's modern Naval Reserve includes some 4,100 members across Canada.
26 January 2023 (KEN POLE)
Speculation ended today when Defence Minister Anita Anand confirmed that four of the Canadian Army’s 82 “combat ready” main battle tanks will be sent to Ukraine “in the coming weeks” to support an expected spring counter-offensive against a renewed push in Russia’s brutal invasion. Training by Canadian Army personnel will take place in an unspecified “third country.”
26 January 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand has just announced that, within the next few weeks, Canada will begin to supply Ukraine with four Leopard 2 battle tanks, training and sustainment.
20 January 2023
Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand and Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, participated in the Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) meeting at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
15 December 2022 (KEN POLE)
Louise Arbour, former Supreme Court of Canada judge and chief prosecutor for high-profile International Criminal Court cases, is openly skeptical about the military’s willingness or ability to implement the culture change required to make the military a "safe place" for all members.
13 December 2022 (KEN POLE)
The federal government announced today that its approach to the ongoing challenge of sexual assault in the Canadian Armed Forces will begin at ground level – at Canada’s two military colleges where Defence Minister Anita Anand says there is a “well-documented” entrenched problem.
5 December 2022
HMCS Vancouver and Winnipeg have returned to their home port of CFB Esquimalt, after successfully completing their deployments. On hand for the return from the three-month multinational tour that included Operation Neon to enforce UN sanctions against North Korea, Minister Anand highlighted the government’s commitment to spending $493 million to strengthen Canada’s growing role in the Indo-Pacific region.
26 November 2022
The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, is expected to announce the defence and security elements of the Indo-Pacific Strategy on November 27th. This event will immediately follow a broader in-person announcement by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other ministers.
19 November 2022
National Defence Minister Anita Anand hosted her counterpart, United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III for a bilateral meeting in Halifax, during the Halifax International Security Forum.
18 November 2022
As announced by Defence Minister Anita Anand, Canada is proposing that Halifax, Nova Scotia, host the North American Regional Office of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – a new NATO body that will created to facilitate cooperation between military operators and the best and brightest scientific researchers and technology companies to solve critical Allied defence and security problems.
20 October 2022
Two senior officers have been charged for having failed to effectively enforce sexual misconduct directives after an inappropriate call sign was proposed, discussed, and assigned during the event. A junior officer was charged with Undermining Discipline, Efficiency, or Moral for having participated in the assignment.
20 October 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand has announced that Quebec-based Logistik Unicorp won a contract to provide operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces. Valued at up to $3.7 billion over 20 years, this contract will support more 3000 jobs and will deliver approximately 1,222 different items of clothing and footwear worn by CAF members during deployments.
13 September 2022 (KEN POLE)
Troy Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) at the Department of National Defence will attend an upcoming meeting in Brussels with counterparts of some 50 countries looking at how they will sustain support of Ukraine in its counter-offensive against the invasion by Russia.
2 September 2022
The Royal Canadian Navy accepted delivery of the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). Built at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Max Bernays is the third of six new AOPS to eventually be delivered to the RCN. The ship's home port will be at CFB Esquimalt.
12 August 2022
This morning, Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger. The ceremony was presided over by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
11 August 2022
Today, Defence Minister Anita Anand participated virtually in the Copenhagen Conference for Northern European Defence Allies of Ukraine. The conference aims to determine how Northern European Allies and other partners can strengthen collaboration and enhance support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustifiable, and illegal attack.
30 June 2022
Earlier than originally planned, Commander (Cdr) Meghan Coates has now assumed command of HMCS Regina after the RCN lost confidence in LCdr Dallin's judgement during a recent training exercise.
30 June 2022
On Canada Day, 1 July 2022, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Demonstration Jet will conduct a flypast over the National War Memorial as part of a ceremony to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel during the First World War.
10 June 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand announced today that 229 new cutting edge multi-calibre bolt-action sniper rifles are on their way to the Canadian Army. This successful procurement milestone represents the final major piece of Canada’s Sniper Systems project. The contract, valued at $2.6 million was awarded to Stoeger Canada.
30 May 2022
At a ceremony in Halifax today, Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy from VAdm Craig Baines in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Wayne Eyre, CDS.