Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 18, 2006 12:33 ET

Department of National Defence/Media Advisory: Change of Leadership for Canada Command

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2006) - Media are invited to attend the Change of Command ceremony for Canada Command on Friday, May 19. Lieutenant-General Marc Dumais will assume the command of Canada Command from Vice-Admiral Jean-Yves Forcier, who is retiring from the Canadian Forces.

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, will preside over the ceremony.

Details are as follows.

- When: Friday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m.

- Where: Cartier Square Armouries, 4 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa

- Media Opportunities: Lieutenant-General Dumais will be available
to answer media queries after the hour-long ceremony.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. and will be required to show their media credentials.

Media planning to attend, or who would like to conduct an interview, are to register with Second Lieutenant Winter by 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at 613-944-8871.

Contact Information

  • Canada Command Public Affairs
    Captain Bonnie Golbeck
    (613) 944-8258
    Second Lieutenant V-G Winter
    (613) 944-8871