The frigate HMCS Regina is also being re deployed from an anti piracy mission in the Arabian Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean to help bolster a NATO naval force in the region.
LONDON, Ont. Canadian soldiers will take part in NATO military exercises in Poland, in response to the deteriorating situation in Adidas Original Pink
during a news conference Friday in London, Ont., where he visited a community college and rolled out details of a federal youth internship program.
"We want to send a very loud, clear and tangible message that the alliance is strong and stands ready to honour the commitments that we've made collectively and to each other," Baird said in Ottawa.
Canada sending troops to Poland
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denies that the latest deployment of Canadian Forces to Eastern Europe is meant as sabre rattling to scare Russia.
Earlier this week, Canada sent six CF 18 fighter jets to Romania to help patrol the skies of NATO member countries threatened by Russian aggression in the Ukraine.
Fifty soldiers from the Princess Patricia Light Infantry based in Edmonton will take part in the exercises next week near northwestern Polish town of Swidwin.
said the exercises are in response to "the Putin regime's persistent military presence and illegal occupation of Crimea and other parts of the Ukraine which threatens the civility and security of eastern and central Europe."