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

| National Defence | backgrounders

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.


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

| National Defence | backgrounders

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.


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

| National Defence | backgrounders

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.


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

| National Defence | backgrounders

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.


Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program

| National Defence | backgrounders

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, adapting and innovating quickly are crucial to developing and maintaining capabilities that address the challenges presented by today’s evolving global defence and security environment.


Government of Canada announces contract award to Cellula Robotics Ltd for research and development in support of sub-surface surveillance in Arctic

| National Defence | backgrounders

With an investment of close to $133 million through to 2020, the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & 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.


Canada-Jamaica Defence Relations

| National Defence | backgrounders

Canada and Jamaica share a long-standing, close bilateral defence relationship that continues to grow.


National Defence and the preservation of HMCS Sackville

| National Defence | backgrounders

As Canada’s oldest warship and the sole remaining Flower-class corvette, HMCS Sackville is an important part of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) history. Commissioned on December 30, 1941, Sackville served proudly through to the end of the Second World War.


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