Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 01, 2008 20:03 ET

Government of Canada Denounces Vandalism at Quebec Branch of Royal Canadian Legion

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson and Public Works and Government Services Canada Minister Michael M. Fortier issued the following statement today on behalf of the Government of Canada in response to the graffiti recently spray-painted on the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Lachine, Quebec:

"It is deeply disappointing that anyone would deface a gathering place of our honoured Veterans," said Minister Thompson. "We join all Canadians in denouncing this act of disrespect for our nation's truest heroes."

The Honourable Michael M. Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and Minister responsible for the greater Montreal area, said he is saddened by the incident. "Montrealers, like all Canadians, are proud of the freedoms our Veterans have forged and protected throughout our history. We deplore any actions that denigrate their sacrifices and achievements."

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Thompson
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649
    or
    Office of Minister Fortier
    Frederic Baril
    Press Secretary
    613-868-1128