BARRIE, ON, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister
of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, today issued the
"Having the honour of serving Canada's Veterans as their Minister of
Veterans Affairs is a profound and enriching experience. I would like
to thank Prime Minister Harper for providing me with the opportunity to
now also represent Canada's vibrant francophone communities as Minister
for La Francophonie.
"The countries of the Francophonie have ties based on the French
language and also on many important shared values. Canada will continue
to promote the French language at the Francophonie while also promoting
a healthy respect for individual freedoms, strengthened democracy and
the rule of law."
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs