Canada. Deptartment of National Defence

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Canada. Deptartment of National Defence

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  • Canada. Dept. of National Defence

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Department was created by Parliament and is headed by its appointed minister. The Governor-General of Canada, in his/her capacity as the Sovereign's representative, is Commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces.


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