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Troops returning home from COVID-19 service in Ontario long-term care facilities

Members of the public will see a larger number of military personnel and vehicles on the roads between the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden and various units across Ontario from June 22 and June 25, 2020.

In early April 2020, Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) deployed approximately 500 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members to CFB Borden, ensuring readiness to support Operation LASER, the CAF’s contribution in the whole-of-Government approach to fighting COVID-19.

From Borden, personnel deployed into seven long-term care facilities (LTCF) in the Greater Toronto Area, as requested by the Province of Ontario. Following the completion of their tasks related to the request for assistance in the LTCFs, troops are now returning to their home units across Ontario, positioning themselves to be ready for the next assigned task.

Drivers and pedestrians are asked to remain patient and show their support to the troops as they conduct this road move.

JTFC stands ready in support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Safety and other government departments, and to respond to requests for assistance to Canadians and vulnerable communities during any crisis in Canada.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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