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"Look at me, not my chair"
Peter Mackay, Justin Trudeau and Martha Hall-Finley participating in Chair-Leaders, a nationwide campaign with events taking place all across Canada.
Tue May 14, 2013
Nova News Now
HMCS Acadia returns to Cornwallis
The Honourable Peter MacKay, minister of national defense, and Greg Kerr, MP for West Nova made two local stops on May 14, bringing good news to Greenwood and Cornwallis.
Mon May 13, 2013
Government of Canada invests to help youth with disabilities in the New Glasgow area get jobs
The announcement was made by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Fri May 10, 2013
The editorial in this space last Friday questioned whether any meaningful changes to search and rescue services can be expected from Defence Minister Peter MacKay.
Tue May 07, 2013
MacKay meets with provincial counterpart; leaders lament lack of action
National Defence Minister Peter MacKay was in St. John's Monday to meet with provincial Kevin O'Brien, minister responsible for emergency services, and to make a funding announcement.
Mon May 06, 2013
Minister of National Defence Announces Funding for Search and Rescue Prevention and Response
"This project, funded with $955,828 under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund, will significantly improve standardized real time tracking and strengthen search and rescue efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador and reinforces the Government of Canada's commitment to improving search and rescue," said Minister MacKay.
Sun May 05, 2013
Obama's cast offs could fly in Canada
President Barack Obama walks from Marine One with Force Col. Greg N. Urtso, Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to speak at the Ohio State University spring commencement, in Columbus, Ohio.
Fri May 03, 2013
Critics say SAR announcement missed the mark
St. John's East MP Jack Harris, seen here in this file photo, says the government is compromising the public's safety by by ignoring an important recommendation in the auditor general's report.
Thu May 02, 2013
Battle of the Atlantic, Remembrance
Today Friday let us remember to wear Red and show our Visible Support for our Troops, Veterans and their families and loved ones.
Federal government unveils plans to bolster search-and-rescue response
The Conservative government announced several new measures Thursday to improve search-and-rescue response times, but had no ready answer for the auditor general's concerns about old equipment and a lack of trained personnel.
Canada paying far more than going rate for shipbuilding design
The KV Svalbard, an offshore patrol vessel belonging to the Norwegian Coast Guard, is the "parent" design for Canada's Arctic offshore patrol ships.
Air Cadet glider program safe from cuts, says MacKay
On his official Facebook page, Peter MacKay blames the opposition for spreading rumours that the glider program would be cut.
Wed May 01, 2013
The Chronicle Herald
Air Cadets glider program spared from cuts
Earlier this week, the CBC published Defence Department emails that discussed cuts to the program in order to help meet budgetary reduction targets.
Weyburn This Week
Volunteer search-and-rescue withers as Tories twist over auditor's report
Management of search and rescue, particularly the replacement of fixed-wing planes, has been a case study in bureaucratic infighting and political indifference, critics charged in the wake of the latest auditor general's report.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
UPDATE 1-Canada admits defense ministry vulnerable to security threats
The admission could lead to further embarrassment for the military after it emerged last year that a Canadian navy officer had passed secrets to Russia for years before he was caught.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Globe and Mail
DND spent $700,000 to undo renovations for delayed helicopter
A test model of a Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone refuels in flight, off the deck of HMCS Montreal, in Halifax, N.S. Monday March 29, 2010.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Minister MacKay Delivers the Welcoming Address at Fraser Institute
"The recent attack in Boston brings to mind the events of September 11th, as well as the uncertainty in the immediate aftermath of the attacks," Minister MacKay said.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Globe and Mail
Conservatives pass anti-terror bill decried by civil-rights advocates
Minister of Defence Peter MacKay responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.