A rally against the ongoing cuts at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is planned for Friday in Charlottetown.
NDP MP Peter Stoffer
The rally, organized by the NDP P.E.I., will be held Friday, Jan. 10 at noon on the second floor of the Royal Canadian Legion on Pownal Street in Charlottetown.
“Our veterans deserve more than just our respect,” says Mike Redmond, leader of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island.
“They deserve ongoing services provided by DVA front-line staff. Let’s all show our support for our heroes like we do on Remembrance Day.”
Peter Stoffer, NDP MP for Sackville-Eastern Shore and official opposition critic for Veterans’ Affairs, will be guest speaker.
Stoffer, a MP since 1997,has earn the Veterans Ombudsman Commendation Award for advancing issues on behalf of veterans and their families. He was also recently voted MacLean’s magazine Parliamentarian of the Year for 2013 by his House of Commons peers.
“We are very concerned about the cuts to front-line staff,” said Redmond, “We need the Charlottetown district DVA office to be appropriately staffed with case workers who can continue to help P.E.I. veterans and their families. The federal government needs to get its priorities straight."