TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce that Peter MacKay, PC, QC, the former Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of National Defence, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will join their Board of Directors effective today.
As a former Member of Parliament who has served in senior roles within the Canadian government, including as Minister of National Defence from 2007 until 2013, Mr. MacKay brings 20+ years of unique experience to Wounded Warriors Canada.
Richard Martin, Wounded Warriors Canada Board Chairman, commented, "This is a very proud day for our organization. Peter brings a wealth of experience to our team and has always had a strong connection to our troops. What's more, he is eager to help support our expanded mission to support ill and injured First Responders and their families. We look forward to working with Peter and thank him for putting his support behind Wounded Warriors Canada."
Peter MacKay commented, "I am thrilled by the opportunity to work with such a constructive and compassionate organization as Wounded Warriors Canada. They provide critical and practical support to our finest citizens – our Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. In an era where much attention is rightly focused on security and its impacts domestically and around the world, properly caring for our Canadian Armed Forces members who protect us and stand in harms way is, to me, a moral obligation. I feel honoured to associate myself with the important work of this wonderful organization."
Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, "Having spent six years as Minister of Defence, all of which were during our operations in Afghanistan, Peter is intimately aware of Operational Stress Injuries and the challenges faced by our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. As such, he will be a force multiplier for our organization – helping us continue to develop and deliver life changing and family saving mental health programs across Canada."
For more information about Wounded Warriors Canada visit: www.woundedwarriors.ca
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