LÉVIS, QC, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of
Parliament for Lévis, Bellechasse and Les Etchemins, Minister of
Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, today took part in
the opening of the Anne Frank - A History for Today exhibition. He joined representatives of the Régiment de la Chaudière to open the exhibition, which will be on display at the Régiment de la Chaudière Museum from July to September.
"It gives me great pleasure to be here for the opening of this
exhibition which not only portrays a young girl who has touched hearts
around the world, but will enhance Lévis residents' awareness about the
role played by Canadian soldiers in the Second World War," said
Minister Blaney. "The Régiment de la Chaudière played an important role in this conflict, for example when it
contributed to liberate the Netherlands. We must never forget the
sacrifices made by these men from our area."
The exhibition, which presents the life of Anne Frank, highlights the
values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect and human rights, and
their significance in society. It also touches on the duty of
This travelling exhibition was developed by Anne Frank House in the
Netherlands and has been shown in more than 60 countries, on five
continents, since the early 1990s. It is presented an average of 300
times a year in 60 different languages. Canada is one of the 18
countries that will host the exhibition in 2013.
2013 is the Year of the Korean War Veteran. Canada proudly remembers the
heroes of the Korean War and their brave fight to uphold freedom,
democracy and the rule of law. To learn more about the Korean War,
please visit veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs