Improving access to support services across Canada for those who have been affected by sexual misconduct within the Defence community is a top priority for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, will make an important announcement about our government’s efforts to provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the equipment that they need to protect Canadians. The Minister will take questions from media present in person following her announcement.
At today’s meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) in Brussels, Belgium, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada will provide over $47 million in new military aid to assist Ukraine as it fights for its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, announced a contract award valued at $3.2 million (USD) to provide the Canadian Army with new pistols and holster systems. Following an open and transparent competitive process, M.D. Charlton Co. Ltd. of Victoria, B.C., was awarded the contract for the C22 full frame modular pistol (Sig Sauer P320) and holster system.
On October 2, 2022, Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) relieved the Executive Officer of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston of their duties as a result of an alleged incident of inappropriate conduct of a sexualized nature that took place during a port visit in Lisbon, Portugal, while deployed on Operation REASSURANCE. The allegations have not been proven and an investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Following a fair, open and transparent competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded a $122 million contract (including taxes) to Nasittuq Corporation, from Ottawa, Ontario, to provide support services to CFS Alert in Nunavut for an initial period of eight-and-a-half years.
The media are invited to attend the Leadersphere 2022 conference, which will be held on October 4 at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean). This year, the event will be held under the theme “Analyze, Decide, Act: Responding to contemporary security challenges”.