Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canada Command

Canada Command

June 18, 2008 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Change of Leadership for Canada Command

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Media are invited to attend a Change of Command Ceremony on June 20, 2008, between Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden and Lieutenant-General Marc Dumais, who is retiring from the Canadian Forces after 35 years of loyal and dedicated service.

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

Details of the ceremony are as follows:

- When: Friday, June 20 at 11 a.m.

- Where: Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa

Media Opportunities: Vice-Admiral McFadden will be available to answer media queries following the ceremony.

Canada Command is the Canadian Forces organization responsible for the conduct of all routine and contingency domestic operations. As part of its mandate, when requested, the Canadian Forces will provide military assistance to civil authorities in order to protect and defend Canada.

On any given day, Canada's Navy, Army, and Air Force have some 10,000 personnel on standby, ready to defend Canadian sovereignty, to assist Canadians in need, or to help our neighbours to the south.

Note to editors: In order to access the site, media are requested to arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. and will be required to show their media credentials.

Media planning to attend, or who would like to conduct an interview, are required to register with Maureen Villeneuve at 613-995-5607 by 3 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2008.

Contact Information

  • Canada Command
    Public Affairs
    Maureen Villeneuve
    Canada Command
    Public Affairs
    Lieutenant-Commander Diane Grover