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Government announces long-term investments to sustain key defence equipment in Halifax-class frigates

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As stated in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is committed to acquiring or upgrading armament and systems for current and future platforms allowing for more effective naval capabilities and enhancing naval intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. In August 2018, two contracts for maritime equipment were announced to help support this goal.


Canadian Armed Forces Participation in the 2018 International Four Days Marches Nijmegen

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A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contingent continues an annual tradition of remembering the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers in Europe, participating in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen. Over the course of four days, from July 17-20, 14 CAF teams, consisting of 11 members each plus special guests, will march approximately 40 km a day for a total of 160 km, through the countryside and towns around the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.


Suicide and suicide prevention in the Canadian Armed Forces

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Suicide is a public health issue for all Canadians, including Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those aged 15 to 34 in the Canadian general population.


Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program launches Innovation Networks

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On May 28, 2018, the Department of National Defence launched Innovation Networks, the second element under the IDEaS program. Through this program element, academics, industry and other partners are encouraged to come together to form collaborative Innovation Networks. Areas for support of advanced research and development will vary over time depending on Canada’s current and future defence and security innovation challenges.


Enhancing Victims Rights in the Military Justice System: An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts

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As stated by the Supreme Court of Canada in the recent decision of R. v. Moriarity, the purpose of Canada’s military justice system is “to maintain discipline, efficiency and morale in the military”. To achieve this purpose it must operate expeditiously and fairly, remaining consistent with Canadian law, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If the military justice system is to remain both relevant and legitimate, it must evolve with the law while remaining responsive to its core mandate.


Sections of the Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act to come into force September 1, 2018

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As stated by the Supreme Court of Canada in the recent decision of R. v. Moriarity, the purpose of Canada’s military justice system is “to maintain discipline, efficiency and morale in the military”. To achieve this purpose it must operate expeditiously and fairly, remaining consistent with Canadian law, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). If the military justice system is to remain both relevant and legitimate, it must evolve with the law while remaining responsive to its core mandate.


Government of Canada announces contract award to the University of Waterloo for research and development in support of Arctic surveillance

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With an investment of close to $133 million through to 2020, the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) science and technology program will support the development of innovative solutions for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, in particular those in the Arctic.


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