Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day:
Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued the following statement today to recognize National Peacekeepers’ Day:
Today, we shine a light on the culture, history and traditions of Indigenous Peoples. As the Defence Team Champion for Indigenous Peoples, I would like to commemorate their significant contributions to the defence of our great nation.
“Today, on Canadian Armed Forces Day, we thank the women and men in uniform who serve our nation selflessly, defending Canada’s interests and values and contributing to peace and security both at home and abroad. We also take time today to thank our military families, who are a major source of strength for those in uniform and contribute significantly to our military’s overall effectiveness..."
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), officially created to put into place the conditions for the defence and security of Canada and the United States.