Government of Canada to announce Pension for Life for Veterans

Media Advisory

Ottawa The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce details about the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide a pension for life for Veterans.

Media are invited to attend a technical briefing and the official announcement.

Technical Media Briefing

Location:    National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) – Multimedia Centre

                   101 Colonel By Drive

                   Ottawa, ON

Date:          Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Time:          8:45 a.m. – Arrive at NDHQ

(EST)          8:50 a.m. – Registration

                   9 a.m. – Technical brief with subject-matter experts

Subject-matter experts will include:

  • Faith McIntyre, DG, Policy and Research, Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Paul Thomson, DG, Service Delivery Transformation, Veterans Affairs Canada

Official Announcement

Location:    National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) – Multimedia Centre

Date:          Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Time:          10 a.m.

(EST)

Spokespersons will include:

  • The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
  • Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs
  • General (Retired) Walter Natynczyk, Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada

Important information:

  • Media representatives are asked to register by 4:00 p.m. EST on December 19, 2017. Please contact the Media Relations Office by e-mail at vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca.
  • For those unable to attend, you may:
    • Request dial-in information for the technical briefing and announcement by contacting the Media Relations Office; or
    • Watch the announcement on Facebook Live.


Media inquiries:

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca                 

Alex Wellstead
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811
mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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