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Collaborative approach required for National Defence

By Harjit Sajjan      

•Taking care of the women and men in uniform goes beyond giving them equipment and training. It means ensuring they and their families are well supported. •Security and defence require an approach that rises above our political differences for the common safety and security of our nation. •I want to emphasize the importance of working productively with all Parliamentarians on issues related to the defence file. I call on my parliamentary critics, James Bezan, Randall Garrison, and Michel Boudrias, as well as Defence Committee members, to do the same.

National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan speaks to a deployed member of Joint Task Force-Iraq during a visit to Kuwait in December 2016. Photograph courtesy of Department of National Defence
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The return of the House of Commons brings opportunities to discuss the future of Canada’s defence and the continued implementation of our defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged. I want to use this as an opportunity to thank all Parliamentarians from the House and the Senate for their work on defence and security issues. Working collaboratively, we can reach the best outcomes for Canadian Armed Forces members, their families, and the safety and security of all Canadians. The most

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