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Honouring and Connecting with Canada’s Veterans: a National Veterans Identification Card

October 5, 2012
The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Veterans Affairs
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Minister:

I am pleased to submit to you the report Honouring and Connecting with Canada’s Veterans: a National Veterans Identification Card. It has always been my belief that an identification card would be of great benefit to Veterans and to Veterans Affairs Canada. The report covers issues such as the purposes of the card, card features and capabilities, as well as some notional cost and timeline information.

In addition, I am of the view that the time has come for former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to be formally recognized as Veterans. RCMP members, side by side with their military counterparts, have historically protected Canadians at home and abroad while often being put in harm’s way. Yet, they have never been formally recognized by the Government of Canada as Veterans.

I look forward to discussing the recommendations at your earliest convenience.


Yours sincerely,
Guy Parent
Veterans Ombudsman



[pdf]http://www.ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/pdfs/identity-identite-11-2012-eng.pdf[/pdf]

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Honorer les vétérans du Canada et favoriser l’établissement de liens avec eux : une carte d’identité nationale des vétérans

[pdf]http://www.ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/pdfs/identity-identite-11-2012-fra.pdf[/pdf]