Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 18, 2009 12:35 ET

Government Addresses Delegates at The Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Convention

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2009) - Greg Kerr, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today spoke to 150 delegates during the business session of The Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Biennial Convention.

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

The Parliamentary Secretary provided delegates with an update on programs and services for Veterans including the opening of an Integrated Personnel Support Unit at CFB Halifax and operational stress injury clinics in Ottawa and Vancouver, which are part of a national network of clinics.

"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," added the Parliamentary Secretary.

The convention runs from May 17-18, 2009 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The next round of provincial biennial conventions will be held in 2011 across the country.

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