Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

February 01, 2006 18:20 ET

Media Advisory-National Defence: Provincial Canada Command Headquarters Established

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2006) - Provincial partners in public safety and security attended a special military parade recognizing the establishment of Joint Task Force Central. This is the regional sub-command of Canada Command , the specific formation of the Canadian Forces now concerned with the safety of Canadians and security of Canada and North America.

"CF Transformation is based on meeting the threats of a new security environment therefore operational effectiveness is at its heart," said General Rick Hillier the Chief of the Defence Staff. "It is built on lessons learned by CF members who have cut their teeth on operations. Their collective, integrated efforts will have considerably more operational impact."

A military ceremony was followed by a tour of the facilities and a short reception, attended by various partner organizations.

"I look forward to working with our partners and counterparts across the province to ensure that the Canadian Forces are well positioned and capable of supporting the ministries and agencies that are entrusted with the protecting Ontarian's safety and security," says Brigadier-General Guy Thibault. "We have no more important role than protecting Canada and Canadians interests at home and abroad.

This event was attended by;

Acting Chief, Emergency Management Ontario Mr. Wayne Cotgreave
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Mr. Wayne Brocklehurst
(Ontario Region) Mr. Ed Gosden
Ms. Diane Parnham

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