OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined Dr. Daniel Woolf, Principal
and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, to announce Queen's stated
commitment to give Canada's Veterans priority in hiring employees.
"We commend Queen's University for committing to give priority to
Veterans when hiring new employees," said Minister Blaney. "The
university is spearheading a new sector of job opportunities to help
our Veterans flourish in their civilian lives, which complements the
recent work by our Government and corporate Canada to promote the
skills of Veterans."
"Canada is dedicated to supporting Veterans as they transition from
military to civilian life. Our Veterans are well trained and hard
working. They were willing to sacrifice for our country," said
Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams.
"I would call on corporate Canada to join leading employers like Queen's
University and CN Rail to make the hiring of Veterans a priority," said
"Queen's University recognizes the valuable skills that Veterans have
when they leave the military and would be honoured to have Veterans
among its staff," said Dr. Woolf. "We are committed to supporting
The university's work builds upon the Veterans Transition Action Plan,
launched last fall by Minister Blaney. The plan consists of new
measures for cutting red tape for Veterans, enhancements to service
delivery, post-military career opportunities for Veterans,
ground-breaking research on the needs of releasing Canadian Armed
Forces personnel, and enhanced cultural awareness.
Last month, Minister Blaney participated in events organized by the True
Patriot Love Foundation, and the Veterans Transition Advisory Council,
a team of corporate champions committed to removing the barriers that
Veterans face during the transition to civilian employment. The
Veterans Transition Advisory Council's work lends itself to the new
initiatives the federal government has undertaken to enhance
opportunities for Veterans to transition to the civilian workforce.
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