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Military Police lay additional charges against a former Canadian Forces Medical Technician

OTTAWA – The Canadian Forces (CF) National Investigation Service charged on Wednesday a former CF medical technician for incidents alleged to have occurred while he performed medical exams at a Naval Reserve unit in Thunder Bay and at the CF Recruiting Centre in London.
Source: Military Police lay additional charges against a former Canadian Forces Medical Technician

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CAE Medical Simulation and Training System Selected by U.S. Air Force

News release from CAE:


MONTREAL, CANADA and ASHBURN, USA–(Marketwire – Dec. 14, 2012) – CAE Healthcare and Telos Corporation announced on the eve of the Special Operations Medical Association conference (SOMA) that the United States Air Force has chosen CAE …


Source: CAE Medical Simulation and Training System Selected by U.S. Air Force

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Pension Contributions Increase: Will Canadian Forces Members Be Able To Opt Out Of The Pension Plan?

By David Pugliese


Defence Watch


Defence Watch received a CANFORGEN on CF member pension contributions expected to go up. Here is the CANFORGEN I posted earlier today:


CANFORGEN 238/12 CMP 113/12 121812Z DEC 12


REG F PENSION CONTRIBUTION RATES

UNCLASSIFIED
…


Source: Pension Contributions Increase: Will Canadian Forces Members Be Able To Opt Out Of The Pension Plan?

CANFORGEN 238/12 CMP 113/12 121812Z DEC 12

REG F PENSION CONTRIBUTION RATES
UNCLASSIFIED

THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IS COMMITTED TO KEEPING TAXES LOW AND RETURNING TO A BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET. BILL C-45 TITLED QUOTE JOBS AND GROWTH ACT, 2012 UNQUOTE WHICH INCLUDES PENSION REFORM INITIATIVES, IS CURRENTLY BEFORE PARLIAMENT. THE ACT CONTAINS PENSION REFORM INITIATIVES FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE, THE RCMP AND THE CF PENSION PLANS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CANFORGEN IS TO INFORM CF MEMBERS OF ANTICIPATED INCREASES TO PENSION CONTRIBUTION RATES

AS A RESULT OF THIS LEGISLATION, THE PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION CONTRIBUTION RATES WOULD INCREASE ANNUALLY UNTIL A 50:50 SHARING OF PENSION COSTS BETWEEN PUBLIC SERVANTS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS ACHIEVED. THERE WILL ALSO BE SIMILAR INCREASES IN THE SHARE OF PENSION COSTS PAID BY REG F MEMBERS AND RESERVISTS UNDER PART 1 OF THE CF PENSION PLAN (FULL TIME). RATE INCREASES, WHICH WILL BE THE SAME FOR ALL THREE PLANS, ARE INTENDED TO BEGIN FOR 2013

THE ACT ALSO INTRODUCES AN INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. THE RETIREMENT AGES FOR CF MEMBERS AND THE RCMP REMAINS THE SAME

A CANFORGEN WITH THE SPECIFIC CONTRIBUTION RATES WILL BE ISSUED ONCE THEY ARE APPROVED BY TREASURY BOARD MINISTERS

SIGNED BY RADM A. SMITH, CMP

 

But not everyone is happy about this development. I received a number of emails from Defence Watch readers in the Canadian Forces expressing their anger. This one came in from a military member who took issue with Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his continued claims of being concerned for the troops. Here is what that individual writes:

 “He’s so concerned about his troops but on the very same day, to ensure it won’t get any attention, CMP issues the CANFORGEN announcing increases to pension contributions by members of the CF. Essentially a pay cut.Yeah, he’s really concerned about our well-being.”

And then there is this one:

“Hi David, CF members currently contribute 33 cents for every pension dollar, with the taxpayer contributing the other 66 cents. Public servants, by comparison, contribute 36 cents for every dollar. In either case, this is a fairly hefty payroll deduction. Members are now asking whether they can opt-out of the government’s pension plan and invest their money on their own.  That would leave individuals with the personal choice to invest their money with their own objectives and risk tolerance, without interference from the government.”

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La police militaire porte des accusations suppl?mentaires contre un ancien technicien m?dical des Forces canadiennes

OTTAWA – Le Service national des enquêtes des Forces canadiennes (FC) a accusé mercredi un ancien technicien médical des FC relativement à des incidents qui se seraient produits alors qu’ils effectuaient des examens de santé dans une unité de la Réserve navale, à Thunder Bay, et au Centre de recrutement des FC, London.
Source: La police militaire porte des accusations suppl?mentaires contre un ancien technicien m?dical des Forces canadiennes

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Le chasseur de la prochaine g?n?ration

D’entrée de jeu, je tiens à rappeler que le Canada doit pouvoir continuer de protéger notre souveraineté, de contribuer à la défense de l’Amérique du Nord et de participer aux missions internationales.
Source: Le chasseur de la prochaine g?n?ration

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Next Generation Fighter

First and foremost, Canada needs to maintain the ability to defend our sovereignty, to be a partner in North American defence and to participate in international missions.
Source: Next Generation Fighter

7882
Lt.-Gen. Peter Devlin And Counterparts From the Americas Used Conference To Discuss Disaster Relief and Peacekeeping Operations

The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, attended the Extraordinary Meeting of the Commanders of the 30th Cycle of the Conference of American Armies in Mexico City from December 10 to 13, with military leaders from more than …


Source: Lt.-Gen. Peter Devlin And Counterparts From the Americas Used Conference To Discuss Disaster Relief and Peacekeeping Operations

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Canadian Forces Pension Contributions To Increase But By How Much?

Just got this in from a Defence Watch reader. That person says the scramble is on to figure out details about the increase:


 


CANFORGEN 238/12 CMP 113/12 121812Z DEC 12

REG F PENSION CONTRIBUTION RATES

UNCLASSIFIED


THE GOVERNMENT OF …


Source: Canadian Forces Pension Contributions To Increase But By How Much?

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Magellan Aerospace Says It Has Just Completed First F-35A Horizontal Tail Assembly


Source: Magellan Aerospace Says It Has Just Completed First F-35A Horizontal Tail Assembly

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