Chief of the Defence Staff statement on tax relief


May 20, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces 

As you will have heard yesterday, the Government of Canada announced its plan to grant tax relief to all Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on all international named operations, up to and including the pay level of Lieutenant-Colonel. This policy change will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. 

You are outstanding when deployed on international operations and I am happy this plan will recognize that standard of excellence. We are well-respected all around the world for our professionalism, excellence and training. By taking better care of you and your families, we will continue to be an effective, combat-ready force for many years to come. 

We will implement this plan as soon as possible. For more information, I invite you to read the following: 

Tax relief news release
Tax relief backgrounder

Thank you for your continued dedication, professionalism, selflessness and courage.

Jonathan H. Vance
Chief of the Defence Staff



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