Newly appointed Secretary of Protection visits troops at CFB Edmonton

On one of her first business trips as the newly appointed Canadian Defense Minister, Anita took the time Thursday morning to thank the troops at the Edmonton Canadian military base for the difficult year and a half.

“You saved our country and we are all indebted to you for this,” Anand said in her speech to around 300 soldiers. “The work of the Canadian Armed Forces has been central to Canada’s survivability.”

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Many members of the Canadian Armed Forces have spent the past year and a half on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic relief and, more recently, fire and flood relief in BC

“The past year and a half have been difficult on many fronts,” Anand said in her speech.

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Anand’s trip to the west was one of her first priorities as minister.

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“Coming west as my first trip to a base in the west was so important here in Edmonton,” Anand told Global News. “I wanted to come in person to say ‘thank you’.”

The Secretary of Defense was joined by General Wayne Eyre, who was appointed Permanent Chief of Defense just two weeks ago after his predecessor was investigated for sexual misconduct.

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The speeches focused on the cultural change within the armed forces.

“We have to come to terms with some problems in our past and change the way we look after ourselves now so that we can attract and retain these talent throughout Canadian society,” Eyre said in his speech. “For that I need each and every one of you on board, because we will change that. We will make our organization more welcoming. “

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