On November 5, 2020, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, appointed the Honourable Morris J. Fish, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, as the Independent Review Authority, to conduct an independent review of specified provisions of the National Defence Act (NDA) and their operation.
Defence culture and professional conduct must reflect the core values and ethical principles we aspire to uphold as a national institution. That is what members, veterans, recruits, public servants and Canadians expect and deserve.
On April 29, 2021, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced the launch of an independent external comprehensive review of current policies, procedures, programs, practices, and culture within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND).
Built in 1915, the Amherst armoury is located in Amherst, N.S., and was used by the Nova Scotia Highlanders until 2015. The army reserve unit now operates and trains out of the Pictou, Truro, and Springhill armouries, which better meet their operational needs.
Together with the Canadian Surface Combatant and the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships, Canada’s two new Joint Support Ships (JSS) will form the core of the future Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) surface fleet.
The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program seeks to leverage Canada’s innovation talent and capacity in the academic, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors by creating national Innovation Networks.