REGINA, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of
Veterans Affairs, attended a roundtable meeting today with members of
Branch 001 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The event was part of his
continued efforts to consult with Veterans and their families to ensure
the Government is meeting their needs.
"I have gained a lot of valuable information from my roundtable with the
Royal Canadian Legion, and I am sincerely grateful to everyone who took
the time to meet with me to talk about issues that are important to our
Veterans," said Minister Blaney. "I am pleased to have had the chance
to hear first-hand the experiences and suggestions of the Legion, which
has a proud history of supporting the men and women who have served our
Over the past year, Minister Blaney has announced several service
improvements as part of his Cutting Red Tape initiative, which is
primarily focused on making the policies and programs at Veterans
Affairs Canada less complicated and its services easier to access.
Minister Blaney attended several similar roundtable meetings this past
year and will continue to hold other roundtable meetings with various
Veterans' groups to seek feedback on the programs and services
available to Veterans.
"It is a pleasure to have Minister Blaney with us to discuss
face-to-face the issues that are of importance to Veterans," said Brent
Wignes, Provincial President of the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Legion.
For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services,
please visit veterans.gc.ca.
Image with caption: "The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs meets with members of The Royal Canadian Legion and other Veterans' organizations in Regina, Saskatchewan. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130124_C8451_PHOTO_EN_23018.jpg
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