24 Jan '13, 7pm

Ministers MacKay and Baird Announce Extension of C-17 Mission:

Ministers MacKay and Baird Announce Extension of C-17 Mission NR - 13.033 - January 24, 2013 OTTAWA - Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird extended Canada's assistance to France through the extension of one CC-177 Globemaster aircraft until February 15. This aircraft is available to France to move equipment and personnel to Mali's capital, Bamako. This aircraft and Canadian Armed Forces personnel will not be part of combat operations. Canada will continue to monitor events in Mali and the Sahel. "Our government has a strong record of supporting international efforts to combat terrorist activities," said Minister MacKay. "This Canadian military asset provides France an important strategic lift capacity that enables them to pursue a more stable and secure region." "Canada is a committed partner in combating...

Full article: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelle...

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