Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 31, 2009 14:15 ET

Government of Canada to Provide More Support for Allied Veterans and Their Families

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2009) - Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, provided highlights of legislative changes the Government of Canada will bring forward to amend the War Veterans Allowance Act to extend benefits to Allied Veterans of the Second World War, the Korean War, and their family members.

"Earlier today, Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson unveiled aspects of legislation he intends to introduce that will return vital access to benefits and services for low-income Allied Veterans and their families," said Ms. Glover, speaking at an event to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of D-Day. "Today, as we mark this tremendous anniversary, our Government has made good on its promise to those Allied Veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Canadians in support of freedom."

The proposed legislation will provide Allied Veterans of the Second World War, who live in Canada and have for at least ten years, with access to War Veterans Allowance and associated assistance and health benefits. Eligibility will also be expanded to include those who fought for Allied Forces in the Korean War who lived in Canada prior to the war or who currently live in Canada and have for at least ten years.

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