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Military shakes up senior ranks, adds UN post

By Marco Vigliotti      

Number of top officers increased ‘modestly’ this year: department.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to bolstering Canada's involvement in the UN is reflected in the decision to add a high-ranking military officer to the UN portfolio, according to the defence ministry. Here, the PM is pictured signing the Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN in April. UN Photo by Amanda Voisard
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The number of general and flag officers in the Canadian Armed Forces increased "modestly" this year because of internal changes and growing demand in "operational and international positions," including a new posting to the United Nations, according to the federal defence ministry. Department spokesperson Laura McIntyre-Grills said Canada's decision to add a high-ranking military officer to the UN portfolio is a "reflection of the increased importance the UN will play for future international engagements." She also noted that additional officers were added to operational staff

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