Sailor Charged With Sexual Assault in Kingston

On May 14, 2019, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with sexual assault under the National Defence Act (NDA) and Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). The charges are in response to an incident which was reported to the Military Police at CFB Kingston and involves another military member. Petty Officer 2nd Class Diane Marie Chiasson, a Regular Forces member with Joint Information and Intelligence Fusion Capability (JIIFC), faces the following charges: • One (1) count of Sexual Assault contrary to…

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Barrie Named for Sir Robert Barrie

Barrie, Ontario was a site first used as a British supply depot in the War of 1812. On incorporation in 1833, Sir Robert Barrie’s namesake became an independent city in what was then Upper Canada. Robert Barrie was born May 5, 1774, in St Augustine, Florida, to Dr. Robert Barrie of Sanquhar, Scotland, and Dorothea (Dolly) Gardner. His father died a year later, and in 1784, Dolly moved her family back to Preston, England. She soon married textile manufacturer George Clayton. On June 5, 1788, Barrie entered the Royal Navy…

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MDA Selected for Design Phase of Canadian Surface Combatant Program

February 8, 2019 – MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced that Canada’s Combat Ship Team was selected by Irving Shipbuilding for the design contract for Canada’s Surface Combatant (CSC) ships. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. As a core member of the design team, MDA’s primary role will be to design the Electronic Warfare suite system for the CSC program.  The CSC is a globally deployable, multi-role warship designed to meet the distinctive mission requirements of the…

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Reservist Charged With Sexual Assault

August 30, 2018 – Yesterday, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code as well as a related offence under the National Defence Act (NDA). The charges relate to reported incidents involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces while at Naval Fleet School located in Esquimalt, B.C., during summer of 2017. Navy Lieutenant Ronald CLANCY, a Reserve Force member of HMCS York, a Naval Reserve Division located in Toronto, Ontario, faces the following charges: • Two…

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Rockwell Collins at CANSEC 2018: Showcasing made-in-Canada offerings to solve the Canadian Armed Forces’ most complex challenges

Next week, Rockwell Collins will offer industry and government partners the opportunity to discover and interact with the latest, integrated avionics, communications and training solutions at CANSEC 2018, on May 30-31. The company will also unveil a new tactical combat targeting solution, designed to simplify complex tasks for the user so they can carry out missions while remaining agile. “Rockwell Collins has demonstrated its commitment to provide more products and readily-available services for both commercial and military customers in Canada and we’re continuing to step that up,” said Lee Obst,…

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Meggitt Training Systems to Highlight Expanded Virtual and Live-Fire Solutions at CANSEC

Meggitt Training Systems will conduct demonstrations of its industry-leading simulators and trainers, plus display live-fire solutions, during CANSEC 2018 at Ottawa’s EY Centre on May 30-31. The range-topping FATS®100MIL delivers a significant expansion in virtual small-arms training capability, complemented by the FATS 100P when ease of transport is paramount. Other products on display include Meggitt’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Trainers, Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target and GranTrap™ bullet trap model. “The Canadian debut of the portable FATS 100P, along with other solutions on display, reinforces our unique ability to design, deliver and…

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Brothers proud to represent Canada on different stages

By Darlene Blakeley One has dreams of a career as a naval officer, the other has dreams of Olympic gold. Brothers Rene and Vincent De Haître represent Canada in their own unique ways, yet they also offer strong support to each other as they pursue their individual goals, even if they are a world apart. Vincent, a world class long track speed skater, will compete in the PyeongChang Olympic Games next month in both the 1,500 and 1,000-metre races on February 13 and 23 respectively, and Rene hopes to graduate…

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James Braden Ford gives back to military with new vehicle specials

Whether you’re a local weather presenter, a plumber or play drums in a weekend cover band, your way of life is possible, in part, due to the brave sacrifice of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. Military personnel have chosen a lifestyle and profession that is uncertain and lacking the comfort which civilians get to come home to after work every day. In times of peace, military service sees members stationed at bases far from home – domestic and overseas, with long work days and environments that…

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