Defence Minister Announces $36M In Funding For Bomb Disposal Training

28 June 2016

The Department of National Defence is spending $36 million in New Brunswick on new training facilities for identifying and disposing of improvised explosive devices and other explosive ordinance.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made the announcement Monday at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in Oromocto, N.B.

He says it is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure Canadian Armed Forces have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train.

The money will be used for new buildings to house the training centre as well as upgrades to roads for field exercises.

About 100 of the Canadian deaths during the war in Afghanistan were the result of attacks that used IEDs.

Sajjan also announced another $2.3 million for other infrastructure upgrades on the New Brunswick training base.


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