Media Advisory - Press Conference with veterans and advocates, Victoria

VICTORIA, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - A group of Canadian veterans and advocates will gather in today, to demand that federal election candidates re-open Veterans Affairs offices and restore funding to important veterans' services.


Press conference featuring veterans and advocates


Cenotaph at the Legislature, corner of Belleville and Government St., Victoria


2PM, Tuesday August 25, 2015

Veterans say they feel abandoned by the Conservative government since it closed nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada in 2013 and 2014.

Robyn Young is 24 years old and served in the Royal Canadian Navy for eight years, until a brain tumour and an unnecessary surgery left her with permanent double vision, constant vertigo and nausea. She and her mother Pearl Osmond – also a veteran – recorded testimonials about how the closure of the Windsor office meant they had to drive six hours' return to London. They have since re-located to Victoria, where they are close to a Veterans Affairs office.

Robyn and Pearl will join Carl Gannon, the President of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees and Bob Jackson, Regional Executive Vice-President of PSAC-BC at a press conference on Tuesday, August 25th in Victoria.

Their goal is to press for a moratorium on cuts to Veterans Affairs and the re-opening of the nine offices.

SOURCE Public Service Alliance of Canada

For further information: Patrick Bragg, 1-778-889-3486 or


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