Original language of petition: English
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is committed to honouring CAF members who have demonstrated bravery and sacrifice in service to their country and remains deeply grateful to all who have served and continue to serve this country and the people of Canada. Providing military medals is one of the many ways to honour and communicate to Canadians the bravery and sacrifice of those who served our country.
National Defence has a comprehensive and rigorous review process for awarding military honours. As part of its review, the Canadian Forces Decorations Advisory Committee, chaired by the Chief of the Defence Staff and comprised of each military branch, as well as a representative of the Governor General, assesses information contained in nomination files, including detailed narratives with plans, diagrams, witness statements, and classified information as appropriate.
The system for awarding national honours is designed to be insulated from political influence and public pressure. Nominations for military honours and awards are initiated by the candidate’s chain of command, supported by the commanding officer, and reviewed by the chain of command.
To ensure fairness and that honours were awarded according to the appropriate criteria, National Defence conducted an in-depth review in 2012 of all of the 20 Stars of Military Valour that were awarded in relation to the Afghanistan campaign. The review committee found that the process was fair and consistent, that none should have received a different decoration, and that all awards respected the intent and criteria for the Star of Military Valour.
We encourage all Canadians to reflect and celebrate each of the 20 incredible recipients of the Star of Military Valour, and the many other Canadians who were recognized for gallantry and devotion to duty in the Afghanistan campaign.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||325|
|Prince Edward Island||130|