VA Secretary Shulkin and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Forging Partnership to Address Issues Faced by Both Nation's Veterans

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VA Secretary Shulkin and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Forging Partnership to Address Issues Faced by Both Nation's Veterans

Post by Bruce72 on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 08:16

WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David J. Shulkin, and Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Kent Hehr, joined officials from both nations June 27-28 at VA headquarters to discuss how strategic partnerships can help improve benefits and services for Veterans and their families.

"Expanding partnerships even beyond our geographic boundaries will allow us to extend the reach of services to our Veterans and their families," Secretary Shulkin said. "Additionally, this new partnership with a key ally will allow us to share best practices in the areas of health care, benefits and other important support programs."

The two daylong U.S.-Canadian VA meeting focused on issues affecting Veterans from both nations, such as easing service members' transition to civilian life, preventing homelessness among the Veteran community and mental health support.

"Improving benefits and services for Veterans and their families are among the highest priorities for both our countries," Minister Hehr said. "In order to achieve these goals, we must continue to reach out and consult with those we serve, to ensure we are putting resources in the areas where they are most needed. However, we should not limit ourselves with respect to where we seek out new ideas. We must also take every opportunity to learn from those outside our respective borders who are wrestling with similar challenges."

Veterans Affairs officials from both countries agreed that the meeting was a good first step toward mutual collaboration between allied nations as they seek opportunities to continue supporting Veterans and their families.

About the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs runs programs benefiting more than 9 million Veterans and their family members. It offers education opportunities and rehabilitation services and provides compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, home loan guaranties, pensions, burials, and health care that includes the services of nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.

About the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs Canada's focus is the well-being of Veterans and their families. The Department supports and cares for Canada's Veterans and other eligible clients by ensuring they receive needed benefits and services to which they are entitled in a timely fashion. The programs and services provide for hardships arising from disabilities and lost economic opportunities, health and social services, professional legal assistance, and recognition of the achievements and sacrifices of Canadians in times of war, military conflict and peace.



SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada


For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca; Sarah McMaster, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649


http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/va-secretary-shulkin-and-canadian-minister-of-veterans-affairs-forging-partnership-to-address-issues-faced-by-both-nations-veterans-631388343.html

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Re: VA Secretary Shulkin and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Forging Partnership to Address Issues Faced by Both Nation's Veterans

Post by Guest on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 14:35

Another paid trip for Kent compliments of the Canadian tax payers.

This guy has absolutely no clue about the operations of the Veterans file. The Canadian Veterans file is fully run and operated by the bureaucrats. Kent does not want to learn our file in terms of the operation of benefits that exist, or are becoming into existence, this he leaves up to the bureaucrats so he can continue to enjoy his paid trips, and let on to everyone it is he who is making the decisions of changes that have been made and continue to be made by his government. What a fracking joke! He should be ashamed of himself for even allowing his face to be showed as our Minister.

Here is an Idea that would save tax payer dollars, and put our file back on track.

Instead of going to the states or anywhere else, Kent should contact Sean Bruyea and arrange a one on one with Sean to hear what advice Sean has to offer to the Minister, and the Minister ORDER to the bureaucrats, changes that reflect the advice given from Sean.

But this will never happen because it's not about what's best for Veterans and their families, it's about what's best for Kent and his bureaucrats!

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