Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

May 31, 2011 11:36 ET

Minister of Veterans Affairs Visits Head Office in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, recently appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs, made his first visit to Veterans Affairs Canada's Head Office in Charlottetown today. During his visit, Minister Blaney met with employees and laid a wreath at the Charlottetown Cenotaph.

"I feel honoured to be appointed to such an important role as Minister of Veterans Affairs, and I look forward to working with the Department to continue to serve and honour those who have stood up for our country," said Minister Blaney. "Today I was particularly impressed by how seriously staff take their commitment to Veterans."

Minister Blaney spoke to employees about continuing to deliver service improvements for Veterans and their families. The Government of Canada has taken important steps in the past year to ensure that Veterans and their families receive the care and services they deserve. Efforts continue to modernize the Department and improve service.

Minister Blaney was sworn in as Minister of Veterans Affairs on May 18, 2011. He served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages from 2007 to 2011 and has served on numerous parliamentary standing committees, including the Standing Committee on National Defence.

Contact Information

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