Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 03, 2010 14:15 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Blackburn to Hold Teleconference on Veterans Forum from Wellington, New Zealand

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), will hold a teleconference for media in Canada from Wellington, New Zealand, as part of the 2010 Veterans Administrations Ministerial Forum.

Minister Blackburn is meeting with his international counterparts from New Zealand and Australia to discuss this year's theme: Modernizing Veterans' Legislation, specifically the challenge of developing legislation to meet the needs of an aging Veteran population and those of modern-day Veterans.

Location: 1-877-413-4814, pass code 8303523

Date: Friday, February 5, 2010

Time: 12:00 p.m. EST (please call in 10 minutes before the
start of the teleconference)

The number of traditional Veterans is declining, while modern-day Veterans are increasing on a daily basis. In just a few short years, modern-day Veterans will outnumber our traditional Veterans by nearly three to one. Veterans Affairs Canada continues to develop programs that are as diverse as the remarkable men and women we serve.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Press Secretary
    Cell: 613-608-3252