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					  NATIONAL NEWS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / SOMMAIRE DES NOUVELLES NATIONALES
                                       ADM(PA) / SMA(AP)
                                 June 04 2012 / le 04 juin 2012

MINISTER / LE MINISTRE

Vente d’hélicoptères
Le ministère de la Défense met en vente les hélicoptères Chinook de modèle D, qui ont été achetés des
États-Unis en 2009 et qui ont été utilisés par les soldats canadiens durant les deux dernières années de
la mission de combat dans la province de Kandahar, en Afghanistan, qui a pris fin en juillet 2011. Selon
des informations obtenues par La Presse, les hélicoptères sont actuellement entreposés au US Air
Force's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group à Tucson, en Arizona, en attendant
d'être vendus à un pays allié. Le ministère de la Défense ne tient pas à garder ces quatre Chinook de
modèle D, puisqu'il doit recevoir, à partir de 2013, les premiers des 15hélicoptères Chinook de modèle F
achetés au coût de 2,3 milliards de dollars. "Ces hélicoptères ont été extrêmement utiles en Afghanistan
et ont permis de sauver d'innombrables vies en réduisant notre dépendance au transport routier et en
réduisant la menace que représentent les engins explosifs improvisés", indique-t-on dans des notes
rédigées à l'intention du ministre de la Défense Peter MacKay (Pr A12, Dr 18, VE 34).

Révision de la liste d’achats
Le gouvernement conservateur a décidé de revoir la liste d'équipement à acheter pour les Forces armées
canadiennes, un exercice qui lui permettra selon plusieurs observateurs d'établir des objectifs plus
réalistes en cette période d'austérité économique. La révision de la stratégie de défense «Le Canada
d'abord» devrait être terminée d'ici l'automne. Même si le ministre de la Défense, Peter MacKay, a
déclaré que la stratégie était un «document en constante évolution», la décision de le passer en revue
survient après que les conservateurs eurent été sévèrement critiqués sur le plan politique concernant
l'acquisition des avions furtifs F-35 (AN 14, Dv A4).

Revisions to Canada First Defence Strategy
The Conservative government is redrafting its extensive, multibillion-dollar shopping list of equipment for
the Canadian military in an exercise many observers believe will set more sober expectations in a time of
austerity. The revision to the Canada First Defence Strategy is slated to be complete and ready for public
consumption by fall, multiple sources have told The Canadian Press. Although Defence Minister Peter
MacKay describes the hallmark plan as a “living document,” the reset comes at a time when the
government has been hammered politically over the F-35 stealth fighter, an issue that tarnished the
fiscally responsible image the Conservatives try to project. Aside from the politically charged stealth
fighter program, which has been harshly criticized by the auditor general, there are a host of planes and
ships that have yet to leave the drawing board, including fixed-wing search aircraft and navy supply
tankers (Murray Brewster: HCH A1, TStar A6, TStar A6, WStar B2, RDA A5).

F-35 Fighter Jet: Comment
Calgary Herald editorial: Shutting down parliamentary committee hearings into the cost of the F-35 jet
fighter may not be the end of democracy as we know it, but it does not do much to alleviate concerns
about the Harper government's culture of secrecy. In a manoeuvre by CPC MP Andrew Saxton, the
government wants to end the hearings before panel members have heard from key Defence Department
officials and two ministers – Mr. MacKay and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino. The
government has consistently maintained it did not mislead Canadians with respect to the costs of the F-
35s and noted that it has accepted the recommendations made by Ferguson in his report last month.
Without a hearing held to its satisfaction, the public's confidence in the committee's report will be
diminished (CH A10).
ASSOCIATE MINISTER / MINISTRE ASSOCIÉ
No related coverage. / Aucune couverture pertinente.

CDS / CEM
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BUDGET 2012
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CANADA IN AFGHANISTAN / LE CANADA EN AFGHANISTAN
No related coverage. / Aucune couverture pertinente.

PROCUREMENT / APPROVISIONNEMENT
No related coverage. / Aucune couverture pertinente.

OTHERS / AUTRES

Criticism of Canada for Cluster Munitions
Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser has criticized Canada for what he says is a lack of
commitment to an international treaty to ban deadly cluster munitions. Canada, one of the first countries
to sign the treaty, must pass domestic legislation to formally ratify its position. But foreign and domestic
critics say that legislation, Bill S-10, is weak and compromised by Canada's military relationship with the
United States. That will ultimately allow the CF to use the weapon the country has legally banned, critics
say. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has defended the ratification legislation. A spokesperson said:
“The proposed legislation fully meets our humanitarian obligations under the treaty while ensuring the
Canadian Forces aren't compromised in any way from working with our allies and doing what we ask of
them.” Mines Action Canada has launched an on-line petition along with a nationwide drive to "fix the bill,"
which is currently being debated in the Senate (C. Cobb: Ctz A5, WStar D3, CH A5).

SAR Volunteers Die in Accident
Two search-and-rescue volunteers have died after a boating accident on a dangerous set of rapids on
British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. Captain Annie Djiotsa, a spokesperson for the RCN, said the victims
and the two survivors were in a rigid hull inflatable boat when it overturned (A. Ivens: VProv A6; Staff:
G&M A5, TStar A6, EJ A7).

Propeller Displayed at Military Museum
The Military Museums Sunday unveiled the port propeller from the HMCS Huron , a Tribal-class destroyer
that protected Canada's waters between 1972 and 2005. Since 2007, the ship has rested about 100 km
from Vancouver Island after it was decommissioned and sunk during the Royal Canadian Navy's Exercise
Trident Fury. It's now used for naval training exercises. Honorary Captain Bill Wilson, instrumental in
getting the propeller set up in Calgary after a two-and- a-half year process, said this type of destroyer
may be the one of the last of its kind in the RCN, seeing as there has been a shift in focus to multi-
purpose ships (J. McMurray: CSun 8).

New Commander for Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada have a new commander. LCol Lawrence Hatfield took
charge of the regiment in a rainy parade celebration (M. Hayes: HS A4).

Promotion and Appointment of Col Michael Pearson
Coverage of the promotion and appointment of Col Michael Pearson was reprinted (M. Staples: FDG A4).

CF Family Day
The CF gave a big “thank you” to their family and friends during Family Day at the old CFB Uplands
Sunday. The event, which ran all weekend, is a chance for the country's military to give back and also
give a glimpse into the life of a soldier (D. Brown: OSun 17).

March for Soldier On Program
Cpl Kate MacEachern, a member of the Armour School, will set out on a record-setting march of 570
kilometres in full fighting order (without weapon) to raise money and awareness for the Soldier On
program (Staff: MTT A2).

RCN Participation in Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations
As part of the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations, members of the Royal Canadian Navy were among the
special guard escorting the royal barge, MV Spirit of Chartwell (D. Akin: OSun 5, ESun 20, TSun 25, KWS
19).
Section: Actualités
Headline: Hélicoptères militaires à vendre; Les Chinook de modèle D seront remplacés en 2013 par 15
nouveaux modèles, achetés 2,3 milliards
Page: A12
Outlet: La Presse
Byline: Joël-Denis Bellavance
Illustrations:
 Le ministère de la Défense ne tient pas à garder ces quatre Chinook de modèle D, puisqu'il
doit recevoir, à partir de 2013, les premiers des 15hélicoptères Chinook demodèle F achetés au
coût de 2,3 milliards de dollars.
Date: Monday 04 June 2012
Dateline: Ottawa


Le ministère de la Défense met en vente les hélicoptères Chinook de modèle D, qui ont été achetés des
États-Unis en 2009 et qui ont été utilisés par les soldats canadiens durant les deux dernières années de
la mission de combat dans la province de Kandahar, en Afghanistan, qui a pris fin en juillet 2011.

Le gouvernement canadien a déboursé en tout 282 millions de dollars pour faire l'acquisition de six de
ces hélicoptères. Deux appareils ont été "irrémédiablement endommagés" durant la mission. Quatre
appareils sont donc à vendre.

Selon des informations obtenues par La Presse, les hélicoptères sont actuellement entreposés au US Air
Force's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group à Tucson, en Arizona, en attendant
d'être vendus à un pays allié.

Le ministère de la Défense ne tient pas à garder ces quatre Chinook de modèle D, puisqu'il doit recevoir,
à partir de 2013, les premiers des 15hélicoptères Chinook de modèle F achetés au coût de 2,3 milliards
de dollars. La nouvelle flotte sera établie à la base des Forces canadiennes de Petawawa.

"Le Ministère n'a jamais eu l'intention de garder les Chinook de modèle D au-delà de la mission de
combat en Afghanistan", affirme-t-on dans des notes du ministère de la Défense pour expliquer cette
vente rapide.

"Ces hélicoptères ont été extrêmement utiles en Afghanistan et ont permis de sauver d'innombrables vies
en réduisant notre dépendance au transport routier et en réduisant la menace que représentent les
engins explosifs improvisés", ajoute-t-on dans ces notes rédigées à l'intention du ministre de la Défense
Peter MacKay. La Presse a obtenu ces notes, datées de 10 novembre 2011, en vertu de la Loi sur
l'accès à l'information.

Le ministère de la Défense préfère les Chinook de modèle F parce que ces nouveaux hélicoptères
permettront aux militaires canadiens "d'atteindre des emplacements éloignés dans une plus grande
diversité de secteurs géographiques et de zones difficiles, inaccessibles par voie terrestre ou à l'aide
d'avions".

Doubler les distances

"Ces impressionnants nouveaux Chinook de modèle F sont dotés d'une série complète de systèmes
d'avionique, de capteurs d'équipement d'autodéfense, en plus d'avoir la capacité de parcourir le double
de la distance des anciens modèles", avait déclaré le chef d'état-major de l'Aviation royale canadienne, le
lieutenant-général André Deschamps, en décembre 2009, lors de l'annonce de l'arrivée de la nouvelle
flotte.

Ashley Lemire, porte-parole du ministère de la Défense, a confirmé que les quatre Chinook de modèle D
sont toujours à vendre, mais elle n'a pas été en mesure de préciser le prix de vente. "Les hélicoptères
sont commercialisés auprès des gouvernements alliés par la direction de la distribution des biens de la
Couronne de Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada. Leur prix de vente sera fixé par le
marché", a indiqué Mme Lemire dans un courriel envoyé à La Presse.

Une gestion critiquée

La députée néo-démocrate d'Abitibi-Témiscaminque, Christine Moore, a de nouveau critiqué la gestion
des achats militaires des conservateurs. "Je trouve que c'est de la mauvaise gestion. On veut vendre des
appareils qui sont entreposés en ce moment, alors qu'on pourrait s'en servir notamment pour des
opérations de sauvetage. Les Chinook de modèle D sont comparables au modèle F au niveau
mécanique. Pourquoi faut-il toujours acheter l'équipement le plus cher? Aussi, j'ai l'impression qu'on va
se faire avoir en vendant ces quatre hélicoptères qui nous appartiennent déjà", a dit Mme Moore.

Le gouvernement Harper avait décidé d'acheter ces hélicoptères d'occasion dans la foulée de la
publication du rapport du groupe présidé par l'ancien ministre libéral John Manley sur la poursuite de la
mission de combat des soldats canadiens en Afghanistan. Dans ce rapport, publié en janvier 2008, on
recommandait notamment d'équiper les troupes canadiennes d'hélicoptères de transport afin de réduire
les pertes humaines.

Le ministère de la Défense est déjà dans l'embarras depuis quelques semaines dans le dossier de l'achat
de 65 avions F-35, à la suite de la publication d'un rapport accablant du vérificateur général Michael
Ferguson. Dans son rapport, M. Ferguson a soutenu que le Ministère a sous-estimé de 10 milliards de
dollars les coûts d'achat et d'entretien des F-35, qui doivent remplacer la flotte vieillissante des F-18 à
partir de 2023. Selon le vérificateur général, la facture totale pour les contribuables atteindra 25 milliards
de dollars, au lieu des 15 milliards annoncés par le gouvernement Harper.

Avec la collaboration de William Leclerc

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Section: Canada
Byline: Murray Brewster
Outlet: L'Acadie Nouvelle
Headline: Forces armées: Ottawa revoit sa liste d'achats
Page: 14
Date: Monday 04 June 2012
Dateline: OTTAWA
Source: LA PRESSE CANADIENNE


Le gouvernement conservateur a décidé de revoir la liste d'équipement à acheter pour les Forces armées
canadiennes, un exercice qui lui permettra selon plusieurs observateurs d'établir des objectifs plus
réalistes en cette période d'austérité économique.

La révision de la stratégie de défense «Le Canada d'abord» devrait être terminée d'ici l'automne, a appris
La Presse Canadienne en consultant diverses sources.

Même si le ministre de la Défense, Peter MacKay, a déclaré que la stratégie était un «document en
constante évolution», la décision de le passer en revue survient après que les conservateurs eurent été
sévèrement critiqués sur le plan politique concernant l'acquisition des avions furtifs F-35.

D'après des sources au sein du ministère de la Défense, la nouvelle version devrait tenir les promesses
faites par la première en 2008, mais il n'est pas certain que le gouvernement conservera les mêmes
quantités que celles déterminées au plus fort de la guerre en Afghanistan, alors que les coffres du fédéral
étaient pleins.

En entrevue avec La Presse Canadienne, M. MacKay a toutefois assuré que la révision n'avait rien à voir
avec la récession et qu'elle aurait eu lieu même si le contexte économique avait été meilleur.

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Section: Front
Byline: Murray Brewster
Outlet: The Chronicle-Herald
Headline: Defence spending to get review; Austerity may shorten procurement wish list
Page: A1
Date: Monday 04 June 2012
Source: The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The Harper government is redrafting its extensive, multi-billion dollar shopping list
of equipment for the Canadian military in an exercise many observers believe will set more sober
expectations in a time of austerity.
The revision to the Canada First Defence Strategy is slated to be complete and ready for public
consumption by fall, multiple sources have told The Canadian Press.
Although Defence Minister Peter MacKay describes the hallmark plan as a "living document,"
the reset comes at a time when the government has been hammered politically over the F-35
stealth fighter, an issue that tarnished the fiscally responsible image that the Conservatives try to
project.
Defence sources say there is a baseline expectation that the promises made in the original 2008
document will be mostly kept, but whether the government will be buying in the quantities
outlined at the height of the Afghan war when the federal treasury was flush is another matter.
"We have to do this reset and it would have happened regardless of the recession, regardless of
the fiscal realities," MacKay insisted during an interview with The Canadian Press.
But the political thinking, according to some defence insiders, is that a redrafted wish list will
take some of the bite out of opposition attacks and restore public confidence rattled by the F-35.
When it was announced with much fanfare, the $490 billion, 20-year defence policy was hailed
as the prescription for a Canadian military which the Conservatives say was starved for cash.
But delivering on that long laundry list of ships, tanks and planes has turned into an excruciating
experience, which found voice last week in Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose's declaration
that she was "tired of being told why something can't be done.
But defence experts, such as Phillipe Lagasse at the University of Ottawa, who studies
procurement, said he hopes the procedural frustration and the storm over the F-35 doesn't lend
itself to some quick, politically palatable decisions.
"They weren't able to achieve everything they hoped they could achieve under Canada First,
(and) it didn't happen as smoothly as they hoped," said Lagasse, who noted the procurement
system wasn't structured to deal with such an ambitious list.
Aside from the politically charged stealth fighter program, which has been harshly criticized by
the auditor general, there are a host of planes and ships that have yet to leave the drawing board,
including fixed-wing search aircraft and navy supply tankers.
Sources said the various drafts circulating around National Defence acknowledge that there is
some equipment that needs to "be replaced right away," but there are other more complicated
issues, such as the F-35 and the glitch-plagued Victoria Class submarines.
The navy is studying whether the four British-built boats can have their life extended until 2029,
but it's clear thought is already being given to replacing them.
Sources said the next generation of submarines has already been the subject of high-level
briefings within the military and it is expected the redrawn strategy will highlight such a plan.
Lagasse said the challenge for the government will temper the military's expectations.
Already signs are emerging that Conservatives are looking for long-term economical defence
solutions, while those in uniform tend to believe the budget restraint is just temporary.
"Unfortunately, until they're honest with another, and I hope that is what this document will do,
we'll be engaged in a dialogue of the deaf," said Lagasse.

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Section: The Editorial Page
Outlet: Calgary Herald
Illustrations:
 Postmedia News Archive / A recent public opinion poll found that only six per cent of
Canadians approve of the way the Harper government has handled the F-35 fighter jet program.
Even among Conservative supporters, the approval rate is only 11 per cent.
Headline: Flying under the radar; F-35 committee should be allowed to do its job
Page: A10
Date: Monday 04 June 2012
Source: Calgary Herald

Shutting down parliamentary committee hearings into the cost of the F-35 jet fighter may not be
the end of democracy as we know it, but it doesn't do much to alleviate concerns about the
Harper government's culture of secrecy.
The Tories' reputation for control is evidenced by two prorogations of Parliament, muzzling
federal scientists, tightening access to information, being found in contempt of Parliament and
cutting federal research agencies.
Now, the Conservatives have moved to close the House of Commons' public accounts committee
hearings into auditor general Michael Ferguson's scathing report on the F-35 procurement
process. In a manoeuvre by Tory MP Andrew Saxton, the government wants to end the hearings
before panel members have heard from key Defence Department officials and two ministers -
Defence Minister Peter MacKay and associate minister Julian Fantino.
The committee is the only public investigation into the F-35 program, which has not yet
purchased any jets.
Saxton argues that the committee has already heard from Ferguson three times and that senior
officials from four departments as well as the parliamentary budget officer have testified. Saxton
says it is now time for the committee to write its report.
While parliamentary committees such as this can be hopelessly partisan, they are also the best
window into the management of taxpayers' money. By shutting down the committee, the Harper
government comes off as though it is attempting to protect itself from embarrassment.
The move comes just shortly after a recent public opinion poll that found that only six per cent of
Canadians approve of the way the government has handled the F-35 fighter jet program. Even
among Conservative supporters, the approval rate is only 11 per cent.
The average Canadian does not have the time or expertise to examine technical documents and
budget reports. It is the role of opposition MPs to hold the government to account on our be-half.
Parliamentary committees must be given adequate time to confidently do their job.
Ferguson's report accused National Defence of hiding the full cost of the F-35 program by not
publicly reporting $10 billion in operational expenses, bringing the F-35 program to $25 billion
rather than the $16 billion the government stated. Kevin Page, the parliamentary budget officer,
says it appeared the government was keeping "two sets of books" with respect to the costs of the
F-35s - one for internal use, and one for public communications.
The government has consistently maintained it did not mislead Canadians with respect to the
costs of the F-35s and noted that it has accepted the recommendations made by Ferguson in his
report last month. Without a hearing held to its satisfaction, the public's confidence in the
committee's report will be diminished.

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Section: World
Byline: Chris Cobb
Outlet: Ottawa Citizen
Headline: Ex-Australian PM slams Canada for cluster treaty; Tory government blasted for
failing to follow through on munitions ban
Page: A5
Date: Monday 04 June 2012
Source: Ottawa Citizen

In a rare public attack, a former Australian prime minister has lashed out at Canada for what he
says is a lack of commitment to an international treaty to ban deadly cluster munitions.
Malcolm Fraser, in a statement released to the Citizen, accuses the Conservative government of
departing from Canada's traditional inter-national leadership.
"Canada used to be in the forefront internationally in leading the world in good directions," he
said. "That tradition lasted over many decades after the last war.
"It is a pity the current Canadian government, in relation to cluster munitions, does not provide
any real lead to the world. Its approach is timid, inadequate and regressive."
Fraser, Australian prime minister from 1975 to 1983, echoes other international criticism of the
Conservative's recently tabled legislation de-signed to finally cement Canada to an international
treaty to ban clusters.
Canada, one of the first countries to sign the treaty at a special ceremony in the Norwegian
capital Oslo in 2008, must pass domestic legislation to formally ratify its position.
But foreign and domestic critics say that legislation, Bill S-10, is weak and com-promised by
Canada's military relationship with the United States.
That will ultimately al-low Canadian forces to use the weapon the country has legally banned,
critics say.
"Canada cannot claim to have banned cluster bombs when it proposes to allow its military to
help others use the weapons, and even leaves open the possibility of Canadian forces using
them," said Laura Cheeseman, British-based director of the inter-national lobby group Cluster
Munition Coalition (CMC).
"These weapons are outlawed because of their indiscriminate effects and devastating
consequences for civilians. Canada appears to be buckling under the pressure of the United
States, which has not yet joined the ban treaty, at the cost of people's lives," Cheeseman added.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has defended the ratification legislation.
"The proposed legislation fully meets our humanitarian obligations under the treaty while
ensuring the Canadian Forces aren't compromised in any way from working with our allies and
doing what we ask of them," said his spokes-person Joseph Lavoie.
"We are committed to reducing the impact of armed conflict on innocent civilians around the
world."
Cluster weapons, stock-piled in the tens of millions primarily by the U.S., China and Russia -
none of which will sign the treaty - scatter small bomblets in war zones but leave a massive
legacy of unexploded ordinance.
Clusters are designed to kill but often result in victims losing arms and legs and suffering facial
injury.
Most of its victims are civilians, and the vast majority of those are children who often mistake
the colourful bomb-lets for toys.
Canada does not produce or use cluster munitions and, short of its military relation-ship with the
U.S., has no vested interest in the weapon.
Domestic criticism to the legislation is being led by Earl Turcotte, a former Foreign Affairs arms
negotiator who headed Canada's team in Ire-land where the treaty was negotiated, and Paul
Hannon, executive director of Mines Action Canada (MAC).
"It falls way below even the minimum threshold of legality under international humanitarian law
and is an insult to colleagues in other countries who, seemingly un-like Canada, have negotiated
in good faith," said Turcotte.
"Most tragically, it will make Canada complicit in the use of a weapon that for good reason we
have supposedly banned. Having led the delegation I can say that without doubt this legislation is
the worst of any of the 111 countries that have so far signed the treaty."
Mines Action Canada (MAC) has launched an on-line petition along with a nationwide drive to
"fix the bill," which is currently being debated in the Senate.
Eighteen countries, including Colombia, France, Georgia, Israel, Libya, Russia, Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, Britain and the U.S., have used cluster bombs, which can be dropped from either
aircraft or launched from the ground.
ccobb@ottawacitizen.com

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Section: News
Byline: Andy Ivens
Outlet: The Province
Illustrations:
 Rae-Anne Morin , Global BC. / A rescue boat is pulled from the water in Egmont on Sunday
after it capsized at Skookumchuck Narrows north of Sechelt, killing two female rescue
volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search-and-Rescue.
Headline: Two women die in training mishap; Volunteer rescue workers trapped underinflatable
Page: A6
Date: Monday 04 June 2012
Source: The Province

Two volunteers from the Royal Canadian Marine Search-and-Res-cue died Sunday morning
while on a training mission in the treacherous Skookumchuck Narrows on the Sunshine Coast.
The two victims, both female, were trapped under their rigid-hull inflatable when it flipped in the
tidal rap-ids at around 11: 30 a.m., Royal Canadian Navy Capt. Annie Djiotsa told The Province.
Two male members of the RCMSAR (the new name for the coast guard auxiliary) were saved by
Good Samaritans aboard a boat that happened to be in the area, said Djiotsa, media liaison for
the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre at CFB Esquimalt.
"It's a tragedy," she said. "These are people who train and spend countless hours making sure
that they are skilled to save other people's lives.
"When a tragedy like this happens, it is a bitter irony," said Djiotsa.
The incident is under investigation. The RCMSAR inflatable, based out of Sechelt, entered the
world-famous tidal rapids at 11: 30 a.m., at slack tide.
While thrill-seeking kayakers are known to challenge the boiling cur-rent, which can exceed 30
km/h, experienced boaters know to use extreme caution going through the narrows.
"The difference in water levels between one side of the rapids and the other sometimes exceeds
two metres in height," says a provincial government website.
The entrance to Sechelt Inlet is one of the fastest tidal rapids in the world, with 760 million cubic
metres of water going through the narrows every day.
Djiotsa said she didn't know the direction in which the inflatable was travelling.
aivens@theprovince.com

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Section: National News
Outlet: The Globe And Mail
Headline: Rescuers killed in B.C. boating accident
Page: A5
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

Two search-and-rescue volunteers have died after a boating accident on a dangerous set of rapids
on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.
The two women died late Sunday morning on the Skookumchuk rapids, about 60 kilometres
north of Sechelt, B.C.
The RCMP said four members of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue were heading
through the rapids in a boat when the accident occurred.
``We've since learned that two of the occupants passed away as a result of the accident,'' said
RCMP Sergeant Mike McCarthy.
Captain Annie Djiotsa, a spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Navy, said the victims and the
two survivors - both men - were in a rigid hull inflatable boat when it overturned.
The rescuers who pulled the men to safety were members of the same volunteer organization and
were in a nearby boat, Sgt. McCarthy said.
The two victims were residents of Sechelt and their bodies have been removed from the scene,
Sgt. McCarthy said.
According to a Navy media release, the bodies of the deceased were found under the hull of the
capsized boat, and the two volunteers were pronounced dead at about 1:15 p.m.
The boat was tied up at a local dock Sunday afternoon, and members of the Transportation
Safety Board of Canada were headed to the scene to investigate, Sgt. McCarthy said.
Peter Sly, fire chief of the Egmont and District Volunteer Fire Department, said he watched the
rescue from his home and saw several boats trying to respond to the overturned inflatable.
Mr. Sly said the rescue lasted more than two hours and drew the Canadian Coast Guard vessel
Cape Caution, a Buffalo aircraft, Cormorant helicopter, members of the Royal Canadian Marine
Search and Rescue from Pender Harbour, B.C., as well as local boats.
Mr. Sly said the area can become dangerous, especially when tides as large as 5.5 metres rush
through the narrows of the local inlet, forming waves and whirlpools.
At the time of the accident, the current was running at about 13 knots, Mr. Sly said.
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, formerly known as the Canadian Coast Guard
Auxiliary, is a volunteer organization with more than 1,000 members and stations in 46 B.C.
communities. The organization said it responded to 700 missions in 2011 and helped more than
850 people.
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Section: News
Lead: Naval history has docked in Calgary.
Headline: Navy gets props
Page: 8
Byline: JENNA MCMURRAY CALGARY SUN
Outlet: The Calgary Sun
Illustrations:
 photo by MIKE DREW/CALGARY SUN One of the two propellers of the HMCS Huron --
sunk as part of a naval exercise after its useful life from 1972-2005 expired -- now graces the
grounds of Calgary's The Military Museums. Theprop now stands as a tribute to the sailors who
served in the engine rooms of Canada's fleet.
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

Naval history has docked in Calgary.
The Military Museums Sunday unveiled the port propeller from the HMCS Huron , a Tribal-
class destroyer that protected Canada's waters between 1972 and 2005.
Since 2007, the ship has rested about 100 km from Vancouver Island after it was
decommissioned and sunk during the Royal Canadian Navy's Exercise Trident Fury.
It's now used for naval training exercises.
Honorary Capt. Bill Wilson, instrumental in getting the propeller set up in Calgary after a two-
and- a-half year process, said this type of destroyer may be the one of the last of its kind in the
Royal Canadian Navy, seeing as there has been a shift in focus to multi-purpose ships.
Three destroyers remain in active service -- one on the west coast and two on the east.
"There are no others like it in the world," said Wilson.
"Designed and built in Canada, they're unique and highly successful ships, built for command
and control, domestic and international operations."
Wilson said the Huron's two propellers were among the pieces removed from the ship before it
was sunk and were destined to be scrap metal until naval civilians decided it was worth
preserving at least one of them.
" Volunteers cleaned off the barnacles and scrubbed it down," said Wilson, adding the army
deserves credit for mounting the 4.4-metre, five-blade propeller at the museum entrance.
Alberta Lt.-Gov. Don Ethell flew down from Edmonton for the unveiling Sunday.
"The propeller is absolutely magnificent, it's all polished up and it's mounted," said Ethell.
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Section: Local / News
Byline: Molly Hayes The Hamilton Spectator
Outlet: Hamilton Spectator
Illustrations:
 New commander of the Argylls, Lieutenant- Colonel Lawrence Hatfield, right, receives the
regimental colours. Members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders make some last-minute
adjustments as they prepare to enter a parade to celebrate a new commander at Bayfront Park on
Sunday. photos by Gary Yokoyama,The Hamilton Spectator
Headline: New commander for storied Argyll regiment
Page: A4
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada have a new commander.
Lieutenant-Colonel Lawrence Hatfield took charge of the regiment in a rainy parade celebration
at Bayfront Park Sunday, succeeding Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Sexton.
"I'm very privileged today," Hatfield said. "Our history is time-
honoured, written in battle and blood."
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada are a Hamilton-based army reserve unit
within 31 Canadian Brigade Group. Formed in 1903, it has 34 battle honours from the First and
Second World Wars.
It is one of the largest army reserve units in Canada with more than 250 soldiers. More than 60
Argylls have been deployed to Afghanistan.
Hatfield himself has more than 22 years in the army reserve service. He was on active service in
Afghanistan from 2006 to 2007, and returned last year to mentor at the Afghan National Army
Command School.
"Becoming a C.O. is not just about taking courses or putting in time," he said. "I'm going to keep
our focus on training ... relevant training that will be well worth the time spent away from our
families."
Hatfield, a St. John's, N.L. native, is a personal injury lawyer and partner with the firm Flaherty
Sloan and Hatfield. He lives in Ancaster with his wife Shari and their two children.
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Section: Main
Headline: Former base commander taking job in Middle East
Page: A4
Outlet: The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton)
Byline: MICHAEL STAPLES staples.michael@dailygleaner.com
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

A former commander of Canadian Forces Base Gagetown is getting ready to take control of a
key military post in the Middle East.
Col. Michael Pearson, who's also being promoted to brigadier-general, has been appointed
commander of Canadian Contingent Operation Proteus in Jerusalem.
Pearson previously served in the same role from September 2006 to September 2008.
"I am humbled by their choice and can only say that I will commit myself to working as hard and
as diligently as possible to best achieve the objectives I am to be given in the new appointment,"
Pearson said in an email from New York.
Operation Proteus is Canada's contribution to the Office of the United States Security Co-
ordinator in Jerusalem.
Canadian Forces members deployed with Task Force Jerusalem under Operation Proteus provide
support and advice for training of Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF), development of
a PASF logistics capability and construction of security infrastructure.
Pearson, who commanded CFB Gagetown from 2009-11, has spent the last several months
serving as military adviser to the Canadian ambassador at the United Nations.
"I have not yet had a chance to speak with the generals in Ottawa and Washington and Jerusalem
to determine exactly what I can expect to be asked to do, but I am sure that will come in time,"
Pearson said.
"I am, however, greatly comforted that the Canadian government has also committed to sending
more than 20 Canadian Forces officers and senior NCOs to be assigned to working with me
alongside our allies from the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority."
Pearson said he will be travelling to the region in July to survey the situation and be briefed on
his duties.
"While it is all rather exciting, I can tell you it is also expected to be a daunting job - no doubt
fraught with unknown diplomatic and operational challenges."
In October, Pearson was awarded the United States Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) Medal
for exceptionally distinguished service while performing the duties of the Deputy United States
Security Co-ordinating Officer and Operation Proteus Task Force Commander during his 2006-
08 tour to Jerusalem.
With the beginning of his second posting with Operation Proteus, Pearson will be the first
Canadian general to fill the chair of the Deputy United States Security Co-ordinator.
With regard to his promotion to brigadier-general, Pearson, who joined the Canadian Forces in
1979, said he was pleased.
"Back then when I was a fresh faced 18-year-old, I never imagined being a captain, let alone a
general. As the years have gone by, and I have been given the opportunity for higher command
and greater responsibility, I had always hoped that, before the end, I might be given that final
chance. It seems that, with this announcement, the powers that be have decided to do it."

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Section: News
Lead: The Canadian Forces gave a big "thank you" to their family and friends during Family
Day at the old CFB Uplands Sunday.
Headline: Families saluted
Page: 17
Byline: DARREN BROWN
Outlet: The Ottawa Sun
Illustrations:
 Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun The families of military personnel got a chance to seeing what their
loved ones do during the Canadian Forces Family Day at CFBUplands on Sunday.
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

The Canadian Forces gave a big "thank you" to their family and friends during Family Day at the
old CFB Uplands Sunday.
The event, which ran all weekend, is a chance for the country's military to give back and also
give a glimpse into the life of a soldier.
Family Day, which is primarily funded by private corporate partners, has everything from rides
in a lightarmoured vehicle, a chance to check out some army gear, to face painting and even a
Saturday night Burton Cummings concert.
"We're trying to thank all our family and friends for the support they give us when we're
deployed," said Capt. Mark Watson, Canadian Forces Support Unit Commandant and one of the
people behind the weekend.
Capt. Jason Radmore is thankful for the opportunity to share his job with his wife and children.
"It's a little bit of a chance for them to see what I do for a living and to show them a broader
scope of the military in general and get to play with some cool army toys."
His wife, Karlene, agrees. "We get to appreciate what the troops are doing for us in protecting
us."

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Section: Main
Headline: Soldier hopes to set record
Page: A2
Outlet: Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Byline: Times &transcript staff ?
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

CFB GAGETOWN - Corporal Kate MacEachern, a member of the Armour School, will set out
today on a record-setting march of 570 kilometres in full fighting order (without weapon) to raise
money and awareness for the Soldier On program.
From June 4-22, she will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 383 kilometres
in 23 days by marching approximately 30 kilometres a day from Oromocto to Antigonish.
She will begin her march from the main gate at CFB Gagetown today at 9 a.m.
Her journey will take her to the Village of Gagetown, Salisbury, Moncton, Memramcook,
Sackville, Amherst, Oxford, Cobequid Pass, Truro, Salt Springs, New Glasgow, Trenton,
Stellarton and she will arrive in her home town of Antigonish.
Donations may be made through any local Credit Union to the bank account "The Long Way
Home" or through email money transfers to thelongwayhome510@gmail.com.
The Soldier On program contributes to optimizing the functional independence of ill or injured
CF personnel or former personnel by delivering programs and services and facilitating and
integrating opportunities that support their full and active participation in physical fitness, health
promotion and sport.

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Section: News
Lead: LONDON -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big fan of the Beatles, will get to see one
of his musical heroes, Sir Paul McCartney, play live at Buckingham Palace Monday night at one
of the hottest tickets on the planet.
Headline: SWOON RIVER 1,000 join royals on Thames PM set to rock with the Queen
Page: 5
Byline: DAVID AKIN, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU CHIEF
Outlet: The Ottawa Sun
Illustrations:
 PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS
 JOHN STILLWELL/REUTERS
 STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS Some 1 million adoring fans were on hand for the Queen's
Jubilee flotilla yesterday. The Queen and her family -- including Catherine, Duchess of
Cambridge, right -- were joined by an armada of 1,000 boats along the River Thames.
Date: Monday 04 June 2012

LONDON -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big fan of the Beatles, will get to see one of his
musical heroes, Sir Paul McCartney, play live at Buckingham Palace Monday night at one of the
hottest tickets on the planet.
Harper and his wife Laureen are among a select group of VIPs and dignitaries who will be front
and centre for a concert on the roof of Buckingham Palace in honour of Queen Elizabeth.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to brave forecasted soggy, cool conditions to watch the
rock'n'roll spectacle on big-screen TVs in Hyde Park, St. James's Park and on The Mall near the
palace grounds.
At 10:30 p.m. here Monday, the Queen will light the last of 4,000 beacons that have been lit all
across Britain and the Commonwealth, including Canada.
It was written by Canadians who participated in the naval pageant on the River Thames Sunday,
when more than 1,000 ships of all kinds sailed past Queen Elizabeth II.
Members of the Royal Canadian Navy were among the special guard escorting the royal barge,
MV Spirit of Chartwell. The Canadian Canoe Museum also organized a replica voyageur canoe
for the celebratory flotilla.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that 9,500 official parties were scheduled all over the U.K. during
what is for Britons a holiday long long weekend. That's twice as many parties as were held
during Kate and Will's wedding last year.

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