Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 30, 2007 17:36 ET

Statement by the Minister of National Defence on Canada Posts' Initiative to Provide Free Delivery of Letters to Deployed Troops in Afghanistan and Elsewhere Overseas

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, issued the following statement today on Canada Posts' initiative to provide free delivery of letters from family and friends to deployed troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas:

"I welcome this very considerate program and congratulate Canada Post for this excellent initiative to offer free mail service all year to family members and friends of our men and women in uniform serving in designated operations.

We understand how important mail from home is to our men and women serving overseas who often operate under very difficult conditions. This initiative is a great way to show continued support for our troops and their families.

Canada's New Government strongly supports our troops and we welcome this very positive initiative to help them remain connected with their loved ones in Canada."

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