OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, today took the next step in his extensive outreach to
Canada's Veteran community by hosting over two dozen Veterans'
stakeholder groups for a full day dialogue at the Canadian War Museum.
"Today's meeting was an excellent opportunity to build the strong
working relationships that are needed to produce the results we all
want for Canada's Veterans and their families," said Minister Fantino.
"I look forward to working together with the many partners involved to
support our former men and women in uniform and their loved ones—in a
spirit of true collaboration, mutual trust and support."
The participants had a full and frank discussion about the New Veterans
Charter, and Minister Fantino solicited views and gathered information
from all involved. The Minister also encouraged all those at the table
to help support the upcoming work of the Standing Committee on Veterans
Last week, Minister Fantino announced that the Government will initiate
a comprehensive parliamentary review of the New Veterans Charter and
all its enhancements once the legislative session begins this fall.
This forum will serve as a key opportunity to find responsible
solutions to improve the already robust systems of support in place to
help Canada's Veterans.
"I'm thankful to all those who took part in today's discussion. It is
incumbent upon us to find common ground, to focus on priorities and to
find ways to support one another in serving those who served," said
Veterans Affairs Canada's support and services offer the right care at
the right time to achieve the best results for Veterans and their
families. Find out more at veterans.gc.ca
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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