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Friday, July 17, 2015

HMCS Frédérick Rolette name of navy's new Arctic patrol ship

Essex Conservative MP Jeff WatsonThe Royal Canadian Navy's newest Arctic patrol ship is named HMCS Frédérick Rolette, honouring a War of 1812 hero who was stationed in Amherstburg, Ont.

Essex Conservative MP Jeff Watson made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Defence Jason Kenney on Thursday at HMCS Hunter in Windsor, Ont.

"Lt. Rolette served our country with great distinction throughout the War of 1812. Naming a Royal Canadian Navy ship after him honours the bravery and valour this great French-Canadian exhibited throughout his career," Kenney said in a statement. "The Government of Canada remains committed to recognizing the service and sacrifice of all men and women in uniform, both past and present."

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