The Canadian Press

2008-04-15 | Hillier Retires

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General Rick Hillier announced April 15th that he'd be stepping down after more than three years as chief of defense staff. Hillier said he and former Defense Minister Gordon O'Connor worked well together to meet the needs of the Canadian Forces. At a news conference announcing his resignation, Hillier denied having any serious problems with political leaders in Ottawa. It was widely believed that friction between O'Connor and Hillier had led to the removal of the Defense Minister.

Date: 2008-04-15
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 25 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and let me just tell you that Gordo con and I were of one mind on what we needed and trying to get it and we works up early on that and I just go back to the initial question of you know how do I get along with being loyal well that you get along with 100% of the time and never have any did court of the issue would be very very very exceptional Gordon Connor and I work the Pearly together to achieve hopefully a lot for men and women in uniform >>