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2014-03-13 23:00:05

In an amended lawsuit filed Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a former employee who is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C) member, tells of alleged discrimination, retaliation, destruction of veterans’ patient records and how the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an agency which is supposed to protect federal employees from reprisal for whistleblowing, failed to take action. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The lawsuit, filed in...

2013-12-13 20:22:09

OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement: "Our Government has been consistently clear in our commitment to giving Veterans the services and assistance that they need, where and when they need it right across the country. "Contrary to the utterly false and irresponsible claims made recently by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Veterans Affairs Canada is placing a full-time client service...

2013-12-10 16:24:33

OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined Brian Forbes, Chairman of the War Amps Executive Committee and of the National Council of Veterans Associations in Canada (NCVA), to announce new Cutting Red Tape measures to help Canada's most seriously disabled Veterans and their families. The announcement was made following a meeting between Minister Fantino and Brian Forbes at the War Amps National Headquarters, and reflects...

2013-11-22 00:20:21

REGINA, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, accompanied by two Korean War Veterans from Regina, Ken Garbutt and Larry Adams, presented the Jake Gaudaur Veterans' Trophy to the Canadian Football League (CFL) player who best demonstrates the attributes of Canada's Veterans in times of war, military conflict and peace. The recipient, Shea Emry,...

2013-11-02 00:20:26

VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today joined approximately 1,000 Veterans, men and women in uniform, cadets and massed pipe and drum bands to march on the field at half-time in salute to Veterans and still-serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. "I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share the field with these great Canadians and to have witnessed the gratitude and appreciation of the Canadian people for...

2013-10-21 16:23:26

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With Veterans' Week fast approaching, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today marked the official launch of the 2013 National Remembrance Advertising Campaign. Starting today, Canadians will see television and online advertisements that honour Canada's Veterans and call on all Canadians to remember those who served and continue to serve in times of war, military conflict and peace. "As Canadians, we share a deep sense and...

2013-10-11 16:24:13

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today marked Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs from October 6-12, 2013. "The health and well-being of Canada's Veterans and their families are a matter of great importance to our Government, and for the team of volunteers and organizers who work with us to support them," said Minister Fantino. "Initiatives such as Mental Illness Awareness Week are an important part of breaking past...

2013-06-14 12:26:39

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BELLEVUE, QC, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, and Dr. Réjean Hébert, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Government of Quebec, today announced that the Hospital will have an autonomous status when it is transferred to the Government of Quebec. "The Government of Quebec will be happy to acquire Ste. Anne's Hospital following the confirmation of a final...

2013-06-13 12:28:36

TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South, congratulated Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, on the Hospital's commitment to Canada's Veterans. "I commend the commitment that the Hospital for Sick Children is making today...

2013-05-28 08:20:08

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine whether the Federal Government is adequately protecting the civil rights of our veterans and service members who have fought for our country. The briefing will take place on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 9:30 AM ET to 3:00 PM ET at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Grand Ballroom, 775 12th Street NW, Washington DC. There will be a one-hour...