Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 01, 2012 13:00 ET

Minister MacKay Attends the Fourth Annual True Patriot Love Foundation Tribute Dinner

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2012) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today delivered remarks at the True Patriot Love Foundation's 2012 Toronto Tribute Dinner. This, the fourth annual tribute dinner, continues the Foundation's efforts to support and honour members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and their families, wherever they serve.

"It is the men and women in uniform who are the true strength of the Canadian Forces, and our Government is working hard to make sure that they and their families receive the care and support they deserve," said Minister MacKay, addressing attendees at the dinner. "But it is also important for our troops to know that their communities are behind them. The contributions and support you provide through the True Patriot Love Foundation go a long way to conveying this message. And so, on behalf of our Government and the defence family, I thank you for your support and your dedication to our men and women in uniform."

True Patriot Love is a national foundation that supports and honours members of the CF and their families. It was founded by a group of citizens dedicated to building bridges between Canadian civilians and their military, in order to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. The annual gala is the organization's flagship and largest charity event across the country, hosting senior-level business and political leadership. Previous gala dinners have taken place in Vancouver, Halifax and Fredericton.

For more information on the True Patriot Love Foundation, please visit

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