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Reverse the Canadian Armed Forces Pay Clawback Decision

I am demanding the Federal Government stop clawing back soldiers’ danger pay. Before soldiers are sent on future missions, this policy decision needs to be resolved. Liberals have no problem borrowing billions to give away to other countries for global warming, but they undervalue the women and men serving in uniform. When will the defence […]

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Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Veterans’ Affairs Ombudsman to Garrison Petawawa

I was pleased to welcome Department of Veterans’ Affairs Ombudsman Guy Parent to an evening Town Hall at Garrison Petawawa. All Veterans, military, RCMP and their families were invited. The next morning a special stakeholders, meeting took place as an open forum to share concerns. Of the many concerns raised at the Town Hall as […]

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MP Gallant Presents Paralympian’s Jolan Wong and Chantal Beauchesne with MP Commendation

For their dedication, leadership, and perseverance, it is my pleasure to present Jolan Wong and Chantal Beauchesne with a 2016 MP Commendation award. Jolan and Chantal’s awards were given in recognition of their leadership and inspiration to all Canadians as members of our National Sitting Volleyball Team. Jolan and Chantal were both members of the […]

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Cheryl Gallant Calls for Implementation of Ombudsman Report on Medical Release

Surgeon-General should have jurisdiction I am calling on the Federal Government to adopt in its entirety, the recent military Ombudsman Report to the Minister of National Defence ‘Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members of the Canadian Armed Forces.’ Of the many problems that I am called upon to intervene regarding service in […]

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MP Gallant Reports Mission Accomplished!

I visited CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia to see our new Cyclone helicopters, the replacement for Canada’s aging Sea King Fleet. Thank you to the Canadian Armed Forces for the privilege of visiting CFB Shearwater in Halifax, observing first-hand the hard work the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy perform to keep Canadian […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Concerned UN Peacekeeping Mission Set For Failure

I spoke out today in response to the Liberal government announcement that it is prepared to risk the lives of 600 Canadian soldiers for the “selfie” Prime Minister’s vanity project to buy a seat on the United Nations Security Council. It is one thing to join our NATO allies in the War Against International Terrorism. […]

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NEWS RELEASE MP GALLANT HOSTS DEFENCE POLICY MEETING July 16 2016

MP Gallant Hosts Defence Policy Meeting

I recently hosted a forum in Arnprior as part of the ongoing Defence Policy Review Forum. I would like to thank all the participants in today’s discussions. Their wide range of experience and knowledge led to a lively and insightful discussion on the purpose and future of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), public safety, and […]

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NEWS RELEASE MP Gallant Challenges Liberals on Their Treatment of Soldiers June 17, 2016

MP Gallant Challenges Liberals on Their Treatment of Soldiers

I challenged the Minister of Defence in Parliament over the liberal party’s disdain for Canada’s Armed Forces. Hansard June 6, 2016 In the Upper Ottawa Valley, every Friday is Red Friday. I ask all Canadians to remember the brave women and men of the CSOR regiment as they proudly represent our nation in the international […]

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Soldiers Put at Risk

The Trudeau Government is unnecessarily putting soldiers’ lives at risk for the sake of a few publicity photos. Military families were horrified to read details in the press that would not have been disclosed by our Conservative government, nor should they be. We understood that the bad guys can read just as well as Canadians. […]

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