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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 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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MP Cheryl Gallant Raises Question Over Removing CF-18s from the Fight Against ISIS

Today, I was proud to rise in the House of Commons and question the Minister of Defence about the decision to remove the CF-18 Fighter Jets from Canada’s fight against ISIL. This critical decision could mean the difference between life and death for our troops in Iraq, including many of the family and friends of […]

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Febraury 12th, 2016 - MP Cheryl Gallant Concerned New Defence Policy of Retreat Comes at a High Price

MP Cheryl Gallant Concerned New Defence Policy of Retreat Comes at a High Price

I am adding my voice to the concern the decision to cancel air support for our soldiers on the ground in Iraq jeopardizes their safety and will cost lives. The spouses and children of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) are my constituents. I am deeply concerned about the decision to remove air support while […]

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MP Gallant with airmen from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Cheryl Gallant welcomes the arrival of the CH-147F Chinook Helicopter

Cheryl with airmen from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, joined the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence at the Ottawa Airport today to welcome the delivery of the first new CH-147F Chinook helicopter. This helicopter, together with the 14 other Chinooks on the way, will be based […]

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Cheryl Gallant Confirms Canadian Forces Members in Afghanistan Keep Danger Pay

Ottawa, Ontario –  Today in Question Period, Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, asked the Government of Canada to clarify recent troubling news stories in the national media. It was reported that approximately 100 soldiers who had served in the ongoing Canadian Forces training mission in Afghanistan were asked by Defence Department officials to return up […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Consolidation of Mental Health Services to CFB Petawawa

MP Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Consolidation of Mental Health Services to CFB Petawawa

Ottawa, Ontario –  Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, welcomes the decision by Defence Minister the Hon. Peter MacKay to consolidate mental health services to CFB Petawawa. “I am very pleased that the Minister of Defence responded favourably to my request to provide the necessary healthcare services at CFB Petawawa instead of placing soldiers and their families […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Joins CFB Petawawa Training Exercise in Norway

MP Cheryl Gallant Joins CFB Petawawa Training Exercise in Norway

Erikfjellet (Erik Mountain) Norway,  Exercise COLD RESPONSE—Cheryl Gallant, MP joined members of the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment from CFB Petawawa, for EXERCISE COLD RESPONSE, a Norway Invitational training exercise. “The main benefit for our Canadian soldiers who are participating in this exercise is to practise winter exercises which have been on hold since the […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Joins CFB Petawawa Soldiers on Training Exercise

MP Cheryl Gallant Joins CFB Petawawa Soldiers on Training Exercise

Wainwright, Alberta…. Along with my MP colleagues from the Standing Committee on National Defence, I joined about 3,000 soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) from CFB Petawawa, as an observer and an active participant in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE in Wainwright, Alberta. Members of Parliament who do not have a significant military presence […]

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