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The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, speaks at the Navy Appreciation Day reception held on Parliament Hill.

February 25, 2009 - Ottawa, Ontario

The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, speaks at the Navy Appreciation Day reception held on Parliament Hill.

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