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Government promises for 5 Wing Goose Bay - No longer part of military's plans

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Leo Abbass.jpg Leo Abbass Defence Minister Peter MacKay has called into question the promises made by the federal government for the future of 5-Wing Goose Bay. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had promised to station a new, 650-member rapid reaction army battalion at CFB Goose Bay, plus a new long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadron at the base. But the recent response from MacKay tabled in parlament says “there are currently no plans” to establish a 650-member battalion at 5 Wing. The change came as a surprise to Happy Valley Goose Bay Mayor Leo Abbas. He spoke to CBC Reporter Peter Cowan.

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