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  • Battle of Passchendaele (N/A, Ontario ) - November 10, 2021 November 10, 2021
    Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada's First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917. […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of the Scheldt (N/A, Ontario ) - October 2, 2021 October 2, 2021
    The Battle of the Scheldt was a military operation in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands that took place during the Second World War. On September 12, 1944, the First Canadian Army was given the task of clearing the Scheldt of German occupiers. The first attacks began on September 13, with little success. Click here to […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Dieppe Raid (N/A, Ontario ) - August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
    The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. With virtually all of continental Europe under German occupation, the Allied forces faced a well-entrenched enemy. Some method had to be found to create a foothold on the continent, and the Raid on Dieppe offered invaluable lessons […]
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  • The 76th Anniversary of end of war in the Pacific - Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association (Ottawa, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association will be hosting a commemorative ceremony on on August 15, 2021 at 0930am, to honour the Veterans of the Defense of Hong Kong and to mark the 76th year of Victory over Japan and the end of the Second World War.   The ceremony will be held at the Hong […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • VJ-Day / End of the Second World War (N/A, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    August 15, 1945 marked the end of the war in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War. Click here to discover more on the Second World War: Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Veteran's Appreciation Golf Tournament (Milton, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    Come and show your appreciation and support for our Veterans! All veterans will have the entire day compliments of Granite Ridge Golf Club and The Albatross Restaurant. Non Veteran Fee is $75 (includes dinner and golf)
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Battle of Hill 70 (N/A, Ontario ) - August 15, 2021 August 15, 2021
    Canadian soldiers saw heavy action in the First World War and the names of some of their major battles—like Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele—still resonate today in our country's collective memory. An important chapter in our wartime history that is less well remembered, however, came at Hill 70 in France where the Canadian Corps won an […]
    Government of Canada; Veterans Affairs Canada
July 28, 2021

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Remember Everyone Deployed

PM Trudeau speaks with Canadians about supporting veterans during a town hall in Belleville, Ontario

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Align:start it’s something we absolutely still it’s something we absolutely still it’s something we absolutely still intend to follow through with and you intend to follow through with and you intend to follow through with and you know thank you thank you for coming here know thank you thank you for coming here know thank you thank you for coming here thank you for sharing your question and thank you for sharing your question and thank you for sharing your question and for speaking up for so many people who for speaking up for so many people who for speaking up for so many people who who have similar questions we took a who have similar questions we took a who have similar questions we took a number of immediate steps to fix some of number of immediate steps to fix some of number of immediate steps to fix some of the shortcomings and challenges that the shortcomings and challenges that the shortcomings and challenges that were that we inherited as a government were that we inherited as a government were that we inherited as a government and that we’ve got a very clear mandate and that we’ve got a very clear mandate and that we’ve got a very clear mandate from people to to do better by our from people to to do better by our from people to to do better by our veterans to do right by our veterans and veterans to do right by our veterans and veterans to do right by our veterans and we’ve taken significant steps but there we’ve taken significant steps but there we’ve taken significant steps but there is more to do the lifelong event that is more to do the lifelong event that is more to do the lifelong event that benefits are part of it the Minister of benefits are part of it the Minister of benefits are part of it the Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent hare has just Veterans Affairs Kent hare has just Veterans Affairs Kent hare has just finished working with a broad panel of finished working with a broad panel of finished working with a broad panel of stakeholders of veterans experts of stakeholders of veterans experts of stakeholders of veterans experts of veterans groups to talk about the gaps veterans groups to talk about the gaps veterans groups to talk about the gaps in the system to talk about how we can in the system to talk about how we can in the system to talk about how we can better respond to to the needs people better respond to to the needs people better respond to to the needs people have and there’s no question that the have and there’s no question that the have and there’s no question that the lifelong benefit continues to be lifelong benefit continues to be lifelong benefit continues to be something we’re working on where you’re something we’re working on where you’re something we’re working on where you’re one of a four-year mandate but we are one of a four-year mandate but we are one of a four-year mandate but we are committed to getting that done thank you committed to getting that done thank you committed to getting that done thank you [Applause]

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