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.
19 May 2022
The Royal Canadian Navy announced the selection of Ms. Shannon Bernays as the Ship’s Sponsor for the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays, which was named after her grandfather. Chief Petty Officer Max Bernays was a Canadian naval hero who served as the Coxswain of HMCS Assiniboine during the Second World War’s Battle of the Atlantic.
5 May 2022
Maritime search and rescue is a critical component of the CAF mandate to protect the safety and security of Canadians. Operationalization of the new fleet of 16 new CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue sensor-equipped aircraft has been delayed to the 2025-2026 timeframe.
1 May 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand led a Canadian defence delegation to Washington Washington D.C. for meetings with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, diplomats, and members of Congress. Topics for discussion included the ongoing and emerging threats to continental and international security in the context of global Allied cooperation.
29 April 2022
The Department of National Defence has confirmed a fatal water incident occurred near RMC’s Fort Frederick Museum, and that four RMC cadets have died as a result.
21 April 2022   (CDS Announcement)
General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced first round senior appointments and promotions for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officers in 2022.
21 April 2022
In their first bilateral meeting, Canada's Defence Minister Anita Anand spoke on the phone with Norway's Defence Minister, Bjørn Arild Gram. They discussed the importance of defence relationships and other topics of mutual interest.
29 March 2022   (KEN POLE)
Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project continues to stutter its way to completion with a federal government announcement that while it has chosen the Lockheed Martin F-35 over the Saab Gripen E, it still has to “finalize” details with the U.S. aerospace giant on a procurement estimated to cost $19 billion.
17 December 2021   (KEN POLE)
A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office has reignited the political controversy over which shipyard should build the new polar-class icebreakers.
13 December 2021
On Dec 13th, a virtual public apology will be offered to all current and former members of the Defence Team who have been affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. Offering apologies will be the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence; General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff; and Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of National Defence.
9 December 2021
VAdm Craig Baines, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, has announced the names of the four new Naval Large Tugs that are being built by Ocean Industries Inc. of Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec, under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Named Haro, Barkerville, Canso, and Stella Maris the new tugs will provide support to enable warship movements and provide fire protection for the Navy’s Pacific and Atlantic Fleets.