Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 02, 2006 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Veterans Recognized in the House of Commons On the Occasion of Veterans' Week 2006

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will be delivering a statement in the House of Commons today on the occasion of Veterans' Week 2006. Veterans' Week is held each year from November 5 to 11.



Date: November 2, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST - Minister's Statement


Earlier in the day, at 1:45 p.m., the Minister of Veterans Affairs will be available for a photo opportunity in the Memorial Chamber with the following Veterans: John Newell and Elsa Lessard, Second World War Veterans; Moe LeBlanc, Korean War Veteran; Barry Helman, peacekeeping Veteran; and MWO Timothy Power, who has served in Afghanistan.

Media are invited to meet and interview the Veterans on their service to Canada after the photo opportunity in the Memorial Chamber or after the Minister's Statement in the House of Commons.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Gerald A. Lefebvre
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649