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WHAT'S NEXT FOR CANADA'S MILITARY? CBC'S THE NATIONAL HAS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEFENCE MINISTER PETER MACKAY IN A SPECIAL BROADCAST FROM HALIFAX

The National broadcasts live from Halifax Harbour on HMCS Ville De Quebec tonight at 10/10:30pm NT on CBC-TV and at 9 & 11pm ET/PT on CBC News Network

What does the future hold for Canada's military, and what's its role in an ever changing political world? With an exclusive interview with Defence Minister Peter MacKay, The National and CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge broadcast live from the HMCS Ville De Quebec in Halifax Harbour tonight. Going below the deck to get an insider's view of this incredible war ship and to see how it all works, Mansbridge and Minister MacKay will talk about the might of the Canadian Forces, and how our military, its role in Halifax, and its influence around the world have evolved over the past few years. 

The National's special broadcast airs tonight at 10/10:30pm NT on CBC-TV and at 9 & 11pm ET/PT on CBC News Network.
 
**MEDIA NOTE: To interview Peter Mansbridge, please contact corey.black@cbc.ca by 3pm today.


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For further information, or to request interviews, contact:
Corey Black, News and Current Affairs Publicist, CBC
o) 416-205-8710
c) 647-221-4133
corey.black@cbc.ca
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