Canada’s New Vision for Defence

Friday, June 9, 2017
11:30 AM
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Keynote Speaker:The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan
Minister of National Defence
Government of Canada
Schedule:Registration:  11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Program:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Hon. Harjit Sajjan

The federal government recently released the highly anticipated and most widely publicly consulted defence policy for Canada in almost 20 years.

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to welcome Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan for a special luncheon address on Canada's new vision for defence.

Minister Sajjan will explain how Canada's new defence policy will seek to modernize the Canadian Armed Forces and ensure full support is provided to the women and men who serve, while also outlining the important role for innovation and the emphasis on economic development.

Don't miss Minister Sajjan's first major speech to the Greater Vancouver business community as Minister of National Defence and MP for Vancouver South.

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About the Speaker

Harjit Singh Sajjan has served Canada and his community as both a soldier and a police officer. He continues his service to Canada as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver South and as Minister of National Defence.

Harjit is a retired Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces and a combat veteran. He was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina and served three separate deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Harjit has received numerous recognitions for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal for reducing the Taliban's influence in Kandahar Province. He is also a recipient of the Order of Military Merit, one of the military's highest recognitions. Harjit also served as an Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Harjit was a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department for 11 years. He completed his last assignment as a Detective-Constable with the Gang Crime Unit specializing in organized crime. He proudly tackled gang violence and drug crimes in Vancouver. Harjit is also a human security specialist, and has lectured to a wide audience in both Canada and the United States.

Harjit Singh Sajjan a servi le Canada et sa communauté en tant que soldat et policier. Il entend continuer servir son pays, cette fois en tant que député au Parlement canadien pour Vancouver-Sud et ministre de la Défense nationale.

Harjit est un lieutenant-colonel à la retraite des Forces armées canadiennes et un ancien combattant. Il a été déployé en Bosnie-Herzégovine et a servi à trois reprises à Kandahar, en Afghanistan. Harjit a reçu de nombreuses récompenses militaires, notamment la Médaille du service méritoire pour avoir contré l'influence des talibans dans la province de Kandahar. Il a aussi reçu l'Ordre du mérite militaire, l'une des plus hautes distinctions militaires. Par ailleurs, Harjit a agi comme aide de camp du lieutenant-gouverneur de la Colombie-Britannique.

Harjit a été policier au service de police de Vancouver pendant onze ans. Lorsque ses fonctions ont pris fin, il était agent-détective au sein de l'unité des crimes de gangs, une unité spécialisée dans le crime organisé. Il s'est attaqué sans relâche à la violence commise par les gangs et aux crimes liés à la drogue à Vancouver. Harjit est aussi spécialisé dans la sécurité humaine et il a donné des conférences à un large public au Canada et aux États-Unis.


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