Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and colleagues will be visiting the Québec region from January 15 to 16, 2019 

Media advisory

January 14, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to meet Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and his colleagues on three occasions during his visit to the Quebec region.

During this visit, Minister Sajjan, accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary Serge Cormier, will visit Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment to highlight Reserve full time summer employment on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they will mark the completion of a new Armoury at Saint-Hubert Garrison followed by a short visit to 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. In addition to this visit, Minister Sajjan, accompanied by Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, will announce the contract awards from the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program’s first call for proposals for Competitive Projects at the Université de Sherbrooke.


Who: Minister of Defence Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Parliamentary Secretary Serge Cormier.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 15 at 8 p.m. - Minister Sajjan and Parliamentary Secretary Cormier to visit Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment.
    • Address: Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment
      3721 Henri Julien Avenue, Montreal, QC
  • Wednesday, January 16 at 9 a.m. - Minister Sajjan and Parliamentary Secretary Cormier to visit Saint-Hubert Garrison.
    • Address: 4815 De la Savane Road, Saint-Hubert, QC
    • Followed by a short visit of 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (Adjacent to Saint-Hubert Garrison)
  • Wednesday, January 16 at 1:45 p.m. - Ministers Sajjan and Bibeau will announce the contract awards from the IDEaS program’s first call for proposals for Competitive Projects.
    • Address: Université de Sherbrooke
      Agora du Carrefour de l’information, Georges-Cabana Pavillion, Main campus 2500 Boulevard de l’Université, Sherbrooke, QC

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Notes to editor / news director:

Media wishing to attend these announcements should contact the relevant Public Affairs Officer below by 4 p.m., January 14, 2019. Media representatives must arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event start times.

Contacts

Byrne Furlong
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence
613-996-3100

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
mail: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal Regiment & Saint-Hubert Garrison:
Major Jean-Pierre Coulombe
Public Affairs Officer - Service Operations Montreal Garrison
2nd Canadian Division Support Group
Phone: 514-252-2777 Ext. 4378
Email: jean-pierre.coulombe@forces.gc.ca

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