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Halifax International Security Forum Hosts Canada’s Defence Ministerial Advisory Panel

WASHINGTON, DC—Halifax International Security Forum was proud to host Canada’s Defence Ministerial Advisory Panel on Wednesday, June 22 for a private, off-the-record discussion with members of the Halifax Agenda Working Group and other friends of the Forum. The Defence Ministerial Advisory Panel was in Washington to conduct meetings with US stakeholders as part of their public consultations for the Defence Policy Review.

The Ministerial Advisory Panel visit followed discussions at the Halifax International Security Forum Washington, DC office with The Honourable Harjit Signh Sajjan, Canadian Minister of National Defence and General Jonathan Vance, Canadian Chief of Defence Staff held earlier this year. Canada’s Defence Ministerial Advisory Panel is composed of four prominent Canadians experts in defence, security, foreign affairs, and legal matters: The Honourable Louis Arbour, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and a Member of the Advisory Board of The Coalition for the International Criminal Court; The Honourable Bill Graham, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Minister of National Defence; General (Ret’d) Raymond R. Henault, former Chief of the Defence Staff, and past Chairman of the NATO Military Committee; and Margaret Purdy, former Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Security and Intelligence) in the Privy Council Office, and former Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence.

The Government of Canada will release a formal policy document later this year. The 2016 Halifax International Security Forum that will take place on November 18-20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.



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