Saturday 19 Aug 2017 | 14:01 | SYDNEY
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Canada and Australia

The Honourable Gordon J. O’Connor, PC, MP, Canada's Minister of National Defence, spoke at the Lowy Institute on 8 September as part of the Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Canada and Australia are two nations which enjoy a shared heritage, common interests and a long history of external military commitments. Like Australia, Canada is undergoing a major restructuring and re-equipping of its armed forces, and has major military resources committed beyond its borders. Both nations have committed troops to Afghanistan, with over 2200 Canadian troops already in Afghanistan and an additional 400 Australian troops poised for deployment.

Minister O’Connor spoke on these and other issues which affect our mutual engagement with the global environment.

 

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