Operation IMPACT Interview Opportunities

Media advisory

April 15, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commander of Joint Task Force-Impact. Brigadier-General Colin Keiver is responsible for the national command and control of the up to 850 Canadian military personnel deployed on Operation IMPACT.

Operation IMPACT is Canada’s military training and mentorship operation in the Middle East. The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is helping increase security in the Middle East by enabling the military forces in the region to more effectively plan and execute operations against extremist groups like Daesh. Having defeated Daesh on the battlefield, members of the CAF deployed on IMPACT are working with partner nations, including Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon, to win the peace and set the conditions for rebuilding.

Who: Brigadier-General Colin Keiver, Commander, Joint Task Force-Impact.

When: On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm EDT.

What: One-on-one telephone interview.

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Notes to editor / news director

Media are asked to contact the Media Relations Office to submit their interview request. Due to limited availability, interviews will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


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