MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – November 1, 2014

Attacks on CF in Canada

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Internal Security

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – October 25, 2014

Attacks on CF in Canada

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – October 23, 2014

 

Ottawa Attack

Saint-Jean Attack

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Saint Jean Attack: What’s Government Saying (2)

This from the Minister of Defence ….

“It was with tremendous sorrow that I learned of the death of a Canadian Armed Forces member who succumbed to his injuries after being the victim of a hit-and-run yesterday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

“Our thoughts are with the member’s family, friends and colleagues, and we will do whatever we can to provide assistance in their time of need. Another CAF member, injured in the same tragedy, remains in hospital. We wish him a full and fast recovery as we extend our support to the member and his family.

“We are aware that the suspect was known to police and federal authorities although the circumstances remain under investigation.

“The Canadian Armed Forces has contributed greatly to the safety and security of those at home and abroad  and has provided the hope of a better future to those who have known horror and death. Our CAF members represent the best of Canada, and to have one die in a senseless act such as this only strengthens our resolve. We will not forget.”

…. and this from the Chief of Defence Staff:

“Yesterday, two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were injured in a hit-and-run incident in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. One member later died in hospital.

“Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the member and the Canadian Armed Forces are supporting them in their time of grief. We wish our injured colleague a speedy recovery, and we offer our unwavering support to his family as he recuperates.

“The suspect fled the scene of the incident and was pursued by police. This pursuit ended in the death of the suspect. There has been speculation that this hit-and-run may have been a possible terror attack directed at our members. Police are investigating this incident and will make a determination once their investigation is concluded.

“The safety and well-being of Canadian Armed Forces members is a primary concern. Security measures are in place at every Canadian Armed Forces installation across Canada. We continually adapt these measures to meet the demands of an evolving security environment, and we will remain vigilant against possible threats.”

Meanwhile, Quebec police and media reports confirm the identity of the soldier killed in the attack:  53-year-old Patrice Vincent of 438 Squadron, St. Hubert.

Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the fallen, and hopes for a full and speedy recovery for the wounded.