The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will hold a media availability and announce the next steps of Canada’s military aid to Ukraine. She will then take questions from journalists present on site.
Defence Minister Anita Anand, along with Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre, will participate in a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, hosted by United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
On Thursday, January 19, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will provide an update on the Department of National Defence’s investment in the Inuvik runway extension project. He will be joined by Diane Archie, Deputy Premier, Minister of Infrastructure, and Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.
The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will speak to the media about her visit to Ukraine in a virtual news conference. The Minister will deliver remarks to update Canadians on her trip and then take questions from journalists.
On December 12, 2022, Defence Minister Anita Anand will deliver a Report to Parliament on Culture Change Reforms in Response to Former Supreme Court Justice Arbour’s Recommendations. This Report fulfils Recommendation 47 of the Independent External Comprehensive Review of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, which states that “As a first step, the Minister should inform Parliament by the end of the year of the recommendations in this Report that she does not intend to implement.”
On December 5, 2022, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will be in Esquimalt, British Columbia to welcome home His Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Vancouver and Winnipeg after 173 days away from home while deployed in the Indo-Pacific.
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, alongside Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead, and Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, will provide an update on the future of the Colonel-Gaëtan-Côté Armoury (Belvédère Street Armoury) and William Street Armoury.
The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will host United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, for a bilateral meeting to discuss the Canada-U.S. defence relationship, Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, security in the Indo-Pacific region, and global defence priorities.