Veterans Affairs Canada

  1. Today, at the annual No. 2 Construction Battalion Remembrance Ceremony in Nova Scotia, Minister Fraser, on behalf of Ministers Petitpas Taylor and Blair, announced an investment for five new projects based in Nova Scotia, totaling over $124,000 to support education, remembrance and honouring of No. 2 Construction Battalion and their families.
  2. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend the Annual No. 2 Construction Battalion Remembrance Ceremony and Honour Parade, where he will make a funding announcement honouring the Battalion.
  3. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark 60 years since the end of the United Nations (UN) Operation in Congo.
  4. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in commemorative events and activities alongside the official Government of Canada delegation as part of their activities to commemorate and honour the unknown Newfoundland First World War soldier.
  5. Service after Service: The National Veterans Employment Strategy aims to improve employment opportunities for Veterans
  6. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will ring the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange to mark the launch of the National Veterans Employment Strategy.
  7. The council will address inequities and barriers experienced by women serving members and Veterans
  8. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the beginning of the Battle of Normandy.
  9. The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Randeep Sarai, Parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a ceremony at the National War Memorial to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
  10. The Government of Canda will host a public commemorative event in Moncton to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
  11. Moncton, NB – Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, alongside His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to Canada, and a delegation of Second World War Veterans, will participate in a sunset service, watch short videos, and hear first-hand accounts from Veterans who served on Juno Beach at Victoria Park to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
  12. His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to Canada, Yvon Lapierre, Mayor of Dieppe, and a delegation of Second World War Veterans will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Dieppe Cenotaph to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
  13. New funding will support the work of the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s sole Second World War museum
  14. We live in a country strong and free thanks to the one million Canadians who served in uniform during the Second World War and fought selflessly to achieve peace.
  15. To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will lead an official Government of Canada delegation to Normandy, France.
  16. Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend a commemorative event jointly hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada and Parks Canada, with Veterans of the Second World War in attendance.
  17. The unknown soldier will begin his journey home to his final resting place
  18. Funding will support Veterans’ health and research, as well as women, Indigenous, and 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans
  19. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will highlight new funding for the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  20. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend a commemorative event jointly hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada and Beechwood National Cemetery, with Veterans of the Second World War in attendance.
  21. Memorials in Canada and around the world are silent but powerful reminders of the eternal debt of gratitude we owe to the selfless dedication of our service members.
  22. An official Government of Canada delegation will participate in a series of events in Normandy, France, from June 4-9 to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
  23. For 100 years, the Newfoundland National War Memorial, which is one of only two national war memorials in Canada, has been a somber reminder of the valiant contributions that Newfoundlanders and Labradorians made during armed conflicts since the First World War.
  24. An official Government of Canada delegation will participate in a series of events in Normandy, France, from June 4-9 to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
  25. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, will tour the PEI Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  26. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make an announcement at Planet Hatch to highlight the federal budget’s investments to strengthen the economy, including by empowering young entrepreneurs.
  27. Throughout history, members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community have made important military contributions, paving the way for others who continue to do so today.
  28. The Honourable Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament, Ottawa-Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a commemorative ceremony at the National Peacekeeping Monument (The Reconciliation) to mark the 30th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
  29. Canada and Belgium have enjoyed long-standing bilateral relations for many years based on friendship and trust, as well as shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, openness and tolerance.
  30. The Government of Canada is leading an overseas commemorative program for 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans to commemorate the First World War, as we approach the 107th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
  31. 80 days to discover thousands of faces and stories of those Canadians who served.
  32. “Sixty years ago, Canadian peacekeepers joined the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus in response to fighting and unrest between Greek and Turkish forces that broke out across the Mediterranean island.
  33. The Government of Canada will host a wreath laying ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Canadian peacekeeping operations in Cyprus at a commemorative event at the National Peacekeeping Monument (The Reconciliation).
  34. Ministers of Veterans Affairs, National Defence and Public Safety mark 10th anniversary of the end of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
  35. Veterans have served with courage to safeguard and preserve the Canada we know today. The Government of Canada recognizes and honours the contributions of Canadian Veterans, as well as those who work to support them.
  36. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, will participate in a commemorative event at the National War Memorial to mark the 10th anniversary of the end of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
  37. Applications for a new Women Veterans Council will roll-out later this month
  38. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence will be available to the media on the closing day of the 2024 Women Veterans Forum, on International Women’s Day.
  39. Veterans sacrificed so much to safeguard and preserve the Canada we see today. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Veterans, as well as those who work to support them, are appropriately honoured.
  40. During March 5-8, Minister Petitpas Taylor will host two events in Montreal, the National Stakeholder Summit and the Women Veterans Forum.
  41. Overcoming racism, members of No.2 Construction Battalion made a significant contribution to Canada's First World War effort; their service must be recognized and honoured.
  42. On Thursday, 1 February 2024, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence and Randeep Sarai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will unveil an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  43. Veterans have helped establish, protect and maintain the Canada we see today.
  44. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona.
  45. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to United Nations Peacekeeping Forces on 10 December 1988 to recognize the important contributions that peacekeepers made towards the pursuit of one of the UN’s most fundamental obligations: to maintain international peace and security.
  46. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence; and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, issued the following statement.
  47. The Minister will attend the Operation Remembrance breakfast with Canadian Youth at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
  48. Ottawa, Ontario - 11:00 EST - The Minister will participate in the Turn to Busan commemorative ceremony at Ottawa City Hall.
  49. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of Veterans.
  50. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, along with the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, will announce funding from the Veteran and Family Well Being Fund for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.