Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 15, 2008 19:05 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Defence Staff Visit Yellowknife

YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2008) - The Honourable Peter Gordon Mackay, Minister of National Defence, and General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, will be visiting Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, on August 18, 2008.

This is the first tour of the Arctic for both Minister MacKay and General Natynczyk. Over the next five days, they will also visit Iqaluit, Nanisivik, Arctic Bay and Alert to view Canadian Forces (CF) efforts in the north first-hand.

The Canadian Forces has a significant role to play in the Arctic, assisting other government departments in assuring Arctic security and national sovereignty.

Both Minister MacKay and General Natynczyk will be available for questions following their tour of Joint Task Force (North).



Where: Bears Den Mess at Joint Task Force (North) Headquarters located on
Veterans Avenue.

Date: Monday, August 18th, 2008.

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Please confirm attendance with Ms. Summer Halliday
    JTFN Public Affairs
    867-873-0700 x6922 or 867-765-8624