Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

January 26, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Veterans Affairs Minister to Highlight Improvements for Canada's Veterans

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2011) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), will host a press conference at the Deer Lodge Centre to highlight how the Government of Canada is improving the care and support of our Veterans and their families. He will also outline changes within the Department of Veterans Affairs to better serve Veterans and their families. He will be joined by the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform). 

Minister Blackburn has embarked on a cross-country tour to meet Veterans and explain how the Government of Canada's programs, benefits and services for Veterans are being enhanced to meet their increasingly complex needs and expectations.

Location: Deer Lodge Centre
  Main Floor Auditorium
  2109 Portage Avenue
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Minister Blackburn will deliver brief opening remarks and take questions from the media.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Cell.: 613-608-3252
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    David Meister
    A/ Regional Director Communications
    Cell: 204-333-7691