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Cheryl Gallant News Release April 22nd, 2016

Defence Cuts Risk Lives

The decision to cut equipment purchases approved by our previous Conservative Government risks lives. That is my thought when in regards to the decision by the Trudeau Government to withhold funds for equipment like search and rescue helicopters and personal armour protection systems. As the MP whose constituency includes Garrison Petawawa, I pointed out to […]

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Pictured (L-R): The three female-only delegations at the NATO Annual Session in February 2016 in Brussels - Netherlands Ambassador to the North Atlantic Council Marjanne de Kwaasteniet, Canadian Ambassador to the North Atlantic Council Kerry Buck, Canada-NATO PA Chair Cheryl Gallant, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Netherlands-NATO PA Chair Angelien Eijsink, Iceland-NATO PA Chair Thorunn Egilsdottir, and Iceland Ambassador to the North Atlantic Council Anna Johannsdottir. February 15th, 2016.

MP Cheryl Gallant Highlights Canada’s Female Leadership on International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day (#IWD2016), I would like to highlight the leading women on the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and on the NATO Parliamentary Association, with both the Canadian representatives to the NAC and the head of the delegation filling important roles as decision makers, based on merit. Men, women, and children, and […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Elected As Vice-Chair to the Standing Committee on National Defence

I’m proud to say that last week, I was elected as the Vice-Chair to the Standing Committee on National Defence. I have sat on the Standing Committee on National Defence since I was first elected to Parliament in 2000. During my time as a member on this important committee, I have played a key role […]

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MP Gallant Questions Liberal MPs during House of Commons debate on ISIL Mission

On Friday, February 19th, 2016 the House of Commons was debating the Trudeau Government’s proposal to change our mission against ISIL in Syria and Iraq. During this debate, in addition to giving my own speech, I asked two questions of Liberals MPs, who also happen to be former Canadian Armed Forces Members.

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MP Cheryl Gallant Speaks in Parliament Against Government Motion During Parliamentary Debate

One of the biggest mistakes this new Government has made in their short time in office has been leaving our troops without the adequate air support the CF-18 Fighter Jets were providing for them. The decision to triple the number of Canadian soldiers on the ground in the fight against ISIL to compensate for our […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Highlights Risk to Special Forces Troops as a Result of Withdrawing Our CF-18s

This morning, I rose in the House of Commons to ask the Minister of Defence a very important question during Question Period. The Liberal government is still not being completely transparent with Canadians with regards to Canada’s contribution to the anti-ISIS mission. The withdrawal of our CF-18 fighter jets, combined with the addition of four […]

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