The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, today announced the Government's intent to upgrade the defence missile system onboard the Royal Canadian Navy's fleet of newly modernized Halifax-class frigates. The first step in the upgrade process is the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2.
The NATO Seasparrow Missile System Project is an international initiative that began in the late 1960s to develop an effective point defence missile system, missiles and associated launchers, in order to protect naval forces from evolving air and surface missile threats.
On December 12, Xandros Efren Zelaya Fuentes pled guilty to one count under to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) for returning to Canada without authorization and was sentenced to 30 days in jail by a Winnipeg provincial court judge.
December 19, 2014 - Montreal, Quebec
The Canadian Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police have warned that icebreaking operations will begin in various areas of the Great Lakes as seasonal conditions change.
The Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today announced that a mobile laboratory has been set up at a second site in Sierra Leone. In addition, following extensive training alongside their British military counterparts, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) healthcare and support staff will depart the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday for Sierra Leone.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: "We stand firmly with the United States and other allies against those who seek to thwart democracy and freedom of speech and who wish to limit our freedoms and values through cyber-attacks and other nefarious activities.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against 20 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and new export restrictions on technologies used in Russia's oil exploration and extractive sector: