2015 Halifax International Security Forum Comes to a Close

November 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia – President of the Halifax International Security Forum, Peter Van Praagh, was joined by Canadian Minister of National Defence, The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, to officially close the 7th annual Forum this afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I thank Minister Harjit Sajjan and all of our panelists […]

Jolevski holds meetings at sidelines of Halifax forum

November 22, 2015

“At the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum, Defense Minister Zoran Jolevski held Saturday meetings with Canadian, Lithuanian, Albanian, and Dutch counterparts…” MACEDONIAN INFORMATION AGENCY: Jolevski holds meetings at sidelines of Halifax forum

Defence Minister asks Canadians to ‘remain vigilant’ after Turkish Airlines bomb threat

November 22, 2015

“Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is asking Canadians to “remain vigilant” and trust in the country’s security forces after a Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Halifax following a bomb threat Saturday night. Speaking at a press conference from the Halifax International Security Forum Sunday afternoon, Sajjan said Canadians should stay alert in the wake […]

Harjit Sajjan says Canada’s CF-18s will be of no use without on-the-ground training

November 22, 2015

“Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is suggesting CF-18 fighter jets would make little difference in the war against the Islamic State if Canada doesn’t focus completely on its training mission in Iraq. Sajjan fielded more questions today at the Halifax International Security Forum about the Liberal government’s plans to withdraw the fighter jets…” CTV: Harjit Sajjan says Canada’s […]

Harjit Sajjan praises quick response to airline bomb threats

November 22, 2015

“Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the quick response of officials in Canada to several bomb threats that caused three planes to be searched in Halifax this week shows how well the country and its partners are able to respond to emerging security incidents. Speaking in Halifax at the conclusion of a three-day international security conference, Sajjan said despite the geographic separation […]