On July 13, the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) hosted the Commonwealth Defence Lunch at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto, Ontario. The event featured three prominent speakers, as well as representatives from the NAOC and the Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada. The keynote speaker was the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence.
He was joined by the Honourable Hugh Segal, NAOC’s Chairman and the Master of Massey College, and Tim Hewish who is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Commonwealth Exchange. The event fea
tured speeches by all three guests and a short question-and-answer session at the end of the luncheon. Over 90 people attended the two hour lunch. A number of organizations and companies provided support that made the event possible, particularly Ports Toronto and General Dynamics Canada.
The Commonwealth Defence Lunch was a wonderful opportunity not only for the audience to interact with senior dignitaries, but also to learn more about the under-appreciated issue of Commonwealth defence.
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You can find footage of the speakers below.
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