2020 News 

B’nai Brith Succeeds in Having Langsdorff Drive Renamed

November 17, 2020 – Following B’nai Brith Canada and community advocacy, a street named after a Nazi battleship captain will be renamed. At yesterday’s Town Council meeting in the municipality of Ajax, Ontario, Councilor Lisa Bower and Regional Councilor Sterling Lee formally moved to initiate the renaming process. B’nai Brith has long strongly pushed for a change to the name of this street. We first publicized the issue in August and wrote to the mayor and all councilors, urging the name change. Last week, in honor of Remembrance Day, we…

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2020 News 

Support Contract for Six Halifax Class Ships Awarded

November 6, 2020 – The Federal Government has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada of Ottawa for in-service support on six Halifax-class combat systems (HCCS). The HCCS are an integral component of the entire fleet of Halifax-class ships and will require in-service support until the arrival of the Canadian Surface Combatants. This initial contract is valued at approximately $182 million (including taxes) over 6 years, and will maintain up to 106 jobs.

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2020 News 

Canadian Defence Academy Welcomes New Commander

August 14, 2020 – Major-General Craig Aitchison assumed command today of the Canadian Defence Academy from Rear Admiral Luc Cassivi during a small ceremony in Vimy Hall at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Vice Admiral Haydn C. Edmundson, Commander, Military Personnel Command, presided over the ceremony. The Canadian Defence Academy is the higher formation responsible for the Royal Military College of Canada, the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, the Canadian Forces College, and the Chief Warrant Officer Robert Osside Profession of Arms Institute. It is the Canadian Armed Forces…

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2020 News 

Disgraceful: Marathon Town Council Rejects Naval History

Disposition of tug HMCS Norton/Peninsula I would like to thank everyone who signed the petition and for all your encouraging comments.  Unfortunately the case is lost and the Marathon Town Council has gained possession of the tug.  They have hired a contractor and are paying him $35,000 to have her cut up. Strange that they are willing to pay to have an historical boat destroyed but they wouldn’t offer help to preserve an attraction that would have brought money into the town.  A sad day for Marathon and Canadian history…

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