Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 17, 2009 14:41 ET

Government of Canada Denounces Damage to War Memorial in Regina

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today on behalf of the Government of Canada in response to damage to the war memorial in Regina, Saskatchewan.

"War memorials across Canada honour the men and women who have served this country in times of war. They sacrificed their lives to protect our shared values of peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

The senseless damage done to this memorial dishonours the memory of these brave men and women. It saddens the entire community, and I join all Canadians in denouncing this act of disrespect."

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649