Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

April 05, 2006 11:56 ET

Media Advisory: The Government of Canada Marks the Beginning of the New Veterans Charter

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) - The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada accompanied by the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs and General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff, will officially announce delivery of the New Veterans Charter. Veterans and Canadian Forces members will be in attendance.

Event: Implementation of the New Veterans Charter
Date : Thursday, April 6, 2006
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Location: Reading Room Centre Block
Ottawa, Ontario

An information briefing for media regarding the New Veterans Charter will be held prior to the event at 1:00 p.m (EDT) on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Veterans Affairs Canada officials will explain the new benefits and will be available to answer questions. Media outside the National Capital Region may join by teleconference. Interested media must RSVP at the number below.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    (613) 992-7468