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Government of Canada details enhanced support for Veterans and their families
Aug 24, 2017
Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence met with Canadian Armed Forces members and their families at the Saint-Jean Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to provide details on changes to VAC programs and benefits that will do more to support Canada’s Veterans and their families.
Prime Minister joins Canadian delegation to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
Aug 22, 2017
Today, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, joined the Government of Canada delegation, led by the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, for a closing ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. More information: News Release
Day 4 - The Canadian delegation concluded their visit to France for the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
Day 3 - Today, the Government of Canada and the Canadian delegation marked the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
Day 2 - Canadian Delegation participates in Indigenous sunrise ceremony, visits museum, and meet with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Aug 18, 2017
The delegation gathered before dawn to participate in an Indigenous sunrise ceremony on the beach in Dieppe. After the ceremony, Buffalo Red Thunder drummers and dancers performed. Later in the day, the delegation toured a museum dedicated to the Dieppe Raid and had a chance to meet the Canadian Armed Forces contingent.
Day 1 - Canadian Delegation explores underground shelter and tours battlefields around Dieppe
Aug 17, 2017
Canadian youth delegates visit the Biomarine site, a series of tunnels built during the Second World War that provided shelter for the local population, but also contained operating rooms, a nursery and offices for local government. The Canadian delegation, including four Dieppe Raid Veterans, tour battlefields around Dieppe with Directorate of History and Heritage historians.
Government of Canada marks 101st anniversary of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel
Jul 07, 2017
On July 1, 2017 at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Ambassador of Canada to France, joined Canadian and French citizens and officials to pay tribute to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and recognize the service and ultimate sacrifice of Newfoundlanders in the First World War.
The Ambassador was joined by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, representing the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; madame Odile Bureau, sous-préfète de Péronne and representative of the French Republic; Canadian Armed Forces members and military representatives from other countries; Veterans; and Canadian youth.
The Canadian Armed Forces in the Balkans
Government of Canada investment in Invictus Games Toronto 2017
Jun 15, 2017
On June 15th, the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced Government of Canada funding in support of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. The Government of Canada will contribute up to $17.5 million to support the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee in bringing this major international adaptive sporting event to Canada.
Minister Hehr attends the Royal Canadian Legion’s (RCL) 50th Ontario Provincial Command Biennial Convention
May 18, 2017
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, participated in the RCL’s 50th Provincial Command Convention that began with a wreath laying ceremony and parade on Sunday May 14th at the Boer War Monument at Victoria Park in London, Ontario. During the afternoon the Minister addressed the delegates as part of the opening ceremonies by highlighting the Government of Canada’s support for Veterans and their families through recent announcements from Budget 2017. The Minister recognized the RCL and its members for their remarkable work and wished them a productive convention.
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