OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement:
"Our Government has been consistently clear in our commitment to giving
Veterans the services and assistance that they need, where and when
they need it right across the country.
"Contrary to the utterly false and irresponsible claims made recently by
the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada is
placing a full-time client service agent, on an ongoing basis, in the
nearest Service Canada location to the eight offices that are closing.
This position will be there for as long as necessary in order to
support Veterans in the communities where they live.
"By making this unfounded allegation, this union has once again
blatantly put its own interests ahead of the Veterans it claims to be
protecting. This reprehensible attempt to spread misinformation has
impugned the reputation of a hard-working public servant, has sowed
anxiety amongst Canadians and has done a serious disservice to Veterans
and families who deserve the utmost clarity on the services that are
available to them. All options are being considered on how to address
the spreading of these falsehoods.
"In the meantime, we will continue delivering on our responsibility to
serve Veterans and their families with the help they need."
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs