Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

September 18, 2010 13:49 ET

Media Advisory: The Government of Canada Will Announce Improvements to Support Provided to Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2010) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), with the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, will announce new measures the Government of Canada is putting in place to increase the financial support for our Veterans under the New Veterans Charter.

Location: National Defence Headquarters
  Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
  101 Colonel By Drive
  Conference Room D
   
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010
   
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Minister Blackburn and Minister MacKay will be available for interviews following the announcement.

Note to Editors / News Directors:

Media wishing to attend are required to pre-register online at www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/media/contact-eng.asp. Online registration will be open until 12:00 p.m., September 19, 2010.

Entrance will only be through the Nicholas Street security gate. Media are asked to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. with appropriate media identification.

For media interested in participating via teleconference, please call 1-877-974-0445 from within North America or 1-416-644-3415 from outside North America.

For technical questions, please call the DND Media Liaison Office at 613-996-2353/1-866-377-0811.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Manager
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3465
    Cell.: 613-608-3252