The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes new Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, March 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Canada’s new Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay.

“We look forward to working directly with Minister MacAulay at the first available opportunity,” says Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine. “Knowing his vast experience in government including as a past Secretary of State for Veterans and his understanding of seniors’ issues, this appears to be a very positive appointment.”

The Legion hopes to explore a range of issues with Minister MacAulay as soon as possible, including sharing concerns about the new Pension for Life program set to be released on April 1, and advocating for an improved transition system for Veterans leaving military life.

About The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With close to 260,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

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