Defence Minister to visit troops deployed on Operation NANOOK 2017

Media Advisory

August 22, 2017 – Ottawa, Ont. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

On August 23-24, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will travel to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut to observe an Operation NANOOK scenario conducted by Joint Task Force (North). As part of this scenario, the Canadian Armed Forces will work with Other Government Departments and Agencies to respond to a simulated barge fire and explosion.

Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, commits Canada to increase its presence and operational effectiveness in the North. Operation NANOOK enables the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to continually enhance its ability to operate effectively in the North while improving coordination with whole-of-government partners in responding to northern safety and security issues.

Photos will be available on the website.



Jordan Owens
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
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