Government of Canada committed to supporting Veterans and their families
in the North
WHITEHORSE, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister
of Veterans Affairs, today met with Veterans' stakeholder groups in
Whitehorse, Yukon. The Minister hosted a roundtable at Royal Canadian
Legion Branch 254 in an effort to learn about the issues of importance
to Veterans in northern communities, and to share information on
services and supports that are available to Veterans and their
While in Whitehorse, Minister Fantino also met with Yukon Premier,
Darrell Pasloski, David Laxton, Speaker of the House for the Yukon
Legislative Assembly, and Senator Daniel Lang. He also visited the
Canadian Forces Joint Task Force North, Detachment Yukon.
Earlier this week, the Minister reached out to Canada's Veteran
community in Vancouver and Victoria, where he reiterated his commitment
to improving services for Veterans and their families.
My VAC Account (MVA) is a secure way for Veterans to do routine business
with Veterans Affairs Canada online 24/7 at their convenience.
From career transition services to rehabilitation support and mental
health services, there are programs and services to help Canada's
Veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life.
"Today's fulsome discussions provided an excellent opportunity to build
on our strong working relationships with our partners in the North.
Together, we are listening to the issues that matter to Veterans and
their families in the Yukon, and we are committed to providing the
supports and services they need."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"The visit of the Minister of Veterans Affairs reaffirms our
government's commitment to Yukoners. Together, Minister Fantino and I
are committed to working on behalf of Yukon Veterans who so bravely
Senator Daniel Lang, Yukon
"We are very pleased to welcome Minister Fantino to Yukon. I am
confident that the time he spends here will provide important insights
to the work he does for Veterans and for all Canadians."
Darrell Pasloski, Premier of Yukon
"The Yukon has over 250 Veterans spanning from the Second World War
through to Afghanistan, and many are from the RCMP. I am extremely
pleased Minister Fantino was able to visit us here in the North and
learn firsthand about the unique circumstances facing our RCMP officers
and military veterans. The Minister's visit presented a valuable
opportunity for many of us to discuss unique and common concerns
experienced by Canada's veterans."
David Laxton, Speaker of the House, Yukon Legislative Assembly
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Canada