Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 05, 2009 11:30 ET

Minister Addresses Delegates at The Royal Canadian New Brunswick Provincial Command Convention

BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today spoke before some 200 delegates during the business session of The Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Command's 79th Convention.

"The Royal Canadian Legion has a proud history of representing the men and women who have served our country and defended the freedoms we enjoy today. Your efforts have helped ensure that Canadians will never forget their achievements and sacrifices," said Minister Thompson.

The Minister provided delegates with an update on programs and services for Veterans, including the announcement of integrated personnel support centres at Canadian Forces Bases Gagetown and Moncton, as well as two additional operational stress injury clinics in Ottawa and Vancouver-part of a national network of clinics including the one in Fredericton serving Atlantic Canada.

Minister Thompson commended The Royal Canadian Legion for its work in making sure Canada's Veterans are treated with the dignity and respect they have earned.

"As an organization, The Royal Canadian Legion is a valuable partner in ensuring Canada's Veterans have the honour and support they so rightly deserve," said Minister Thompson.

The convention runs on September 5 and 6, 2009. The next round of provincial conventions will be held in 2011 across the country.

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  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications