Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced that the Government of Canada is extending Operation NEON until April 30, 2023.
The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Directorate of Flight Safety, as the Airworthiness Investigative Authority for the Canadian Armed Forces, has issued the final report in relation to the fatal parachute accident on June 17, 2019 during Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE in Bulgaria, which claimed the life of Bombardier Patrick Labrie, from the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at Garrison Petawawa.
Her Majesty’s Canadian ships (HMCS) Brandon and Saskatoon, in partnership with embarked United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDET) 103 and 108, seized 1,120 kg of cocaine and 100 lbs of marijuana during drug interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean on March 21 and 23, 2021.
As identified in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Asia-Pacific region is increasingly important to Canadian security and prosperity. Canada is committed to being a reliable partner in the region and upholding the rules-based international order.
The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Directorate of Flight Safety, as the Airworthiness Investigative Authority for the Canadian Armed Forces, has concluded its investigation into an accident involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on May 17, 2020 in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia that claimed the life of Captain Jenn Casey and injured Captain Richard MacDougall.
At a virtual event today, the Government of Canada confirmed its intent to apologize for the treatment that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion endured before, during, and after their service to Canada during the First World War.
Media are invited to view the live stream of a virtual event providing an update on discussions regarding the Government of Canada’s intent to apologize in a meaningful and respectful way for the treatment that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canada’s only Black military unit, endured before, during, and after their service to our country during the First World War.