SUMMERSIDE – City council has gone on record requesting the federal government to reverse its decision to close eight regional offices of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Deputy Mayor Bruce MacDougall raised the issue during Monday’s city council meeting.
“This was discussed at our Atlantic Mayors’ meetings in Sydney (N.S.) and it was asked of us at the Federation of P.E.I. Municipalities that we distribution this (resolution) to every municipality to pass the resolution.”
In making the resolution, MacDougall noted that veterans have made a “tremendous personal sacrifice” for the country.
“Veterans need and deserve easy access to the services provided by Veterans’ Affairs district offices, be it resolved the City of Summerside calls upon the government of Canada to reverse this decision to close Veterans’ Affairs district offices.”
The resolution also requested that copy be forward to then minister of Veterans’ Affairs, members of parliament ant the government of Prince Edward Island and the Royal Canadian Legion.