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Graham, The Hon. Bill
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Nine months since the speaker became the Minister of National Defence. An exciting and historic time for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian forces and how that is so. Work performed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces. The future for the Armed Forces. The budget and what it provides. The current situation in the world. Threats to the safety and security of Canadians. Ways to better protect the safety and security of Canadians. Working closely with out American neighbours. NORAd. Canada's role in the world. A commitment to having a more significant and influential presence in the world. The situation in Afghanistan. The Three Block War. The creation of a Special Operations Group to respond to terrotism and threats to Canadians and Canadian interests around the world. Fundamental changes to the Canadian Forces to make them more effective, more relevant and more responsive. The defence policy statement.