July 11, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

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Post by Trooper on Tue 11 Jul 2017, 15:10

July 11, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing


July 11, 2017

Government of Canada invests in Research to Reduce Methane Gas Emissions in Cattle


LETHBRIDGE, AB, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Farmers know the importance of keeping the land, water and air healthy to sustain their farms from one generation to the next. They also know that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand-in-hand.

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre) Kent Hehr today announced a $1.1 million investment with the University of Lethbridge to study ways to reduce methane gas emissions in cattle.

This project with the University of Lethbridge is one of 20 new research projects supported by the $27 million Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), a partnership with universities and conservation groups across Canada. The program supports research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices and technologies that can be adopted on the farm.

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"Canadian farmers are great stewards of the land and the environment. These new investments are part of the government's commitment to addressing climate change and ensuring our farmers are world leaders in the use and development of clean and sustainable technology and processes."
- Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

"The government is committed to help address climate change and this investment will help farmers adopt sustainable practices that will reduce the amount of methane gas produced, while maintaining a productive herd and strengthening farm business."
- Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre)

"Reducing the amount of greenhouse gases produced by the cattle sector is important both environmentally, economically and helps build public trust. Producers want to operate in a sustainable fashion and our study results will help them do that."
- Dr. Erasmus Okine, University of Lethbridge Vice-President (Research)

Quick facts

The AGGP is a $27-million initiative intended to help the agricultural sector adjust to climate change and improve soil and water conservation.
The study led by the University of Lethbridge will investigate whether the use of biochar, a feed supplement, in beef cattle diets improves the efficiency of digestion and reduces the amount of methane gas produced.
The new AGGP investments will continue to support the work of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which brings together 47 countries to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Minister MacAulay's announcement of 20 new AGGP projects (Apr 21, 2017)
Minister MacAulay's announcement renewing AGGP (Mar. 30, 2016)
Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program
Global Research Alliance
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SOURCE Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


For further information: Guy Gallant, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, 613-773-1059; Media Relations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 613-773-7972, 1-866-345-7972; Caroline Zentner, Public Affairs Advisor, University of Lethbridge, 403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell), caroline.zentner@uleth.ca

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Re: July 11, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

Post by nemo on Tue 11 Jul 2017, 18:27

WTF???

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Re: July 11, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

Post by LostTrucker on Tue 11 Jul 2017, 18:49

Why is the minister of veteran affairs doing an agriculture announcement??  Where is the minister responsible for that??  Did the "Mandate Muppet" forget what job he has?


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Post by Iceman on Tue 11 Jul 2017, 18:50

He'd rather deal with cow crap, then deal with veterans. Shows where we rank in his priorities.

Either that or he's trying to lean how to make even more hot air.

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Post by pinger on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 21:02

Sad but true... Sad

Guess we just don't pass enough gas.

I promise to eat more pickled beans though ? ...
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July 21, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

Post by Trooper on Fri 21 Jul 2017, 16:37

July 21, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing


LONDON, England, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ - On 19 and 20 July 2017, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood welcomed delegations from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to the International Ministerial Conference on Veterans' Issues at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Mr Ellwood, The Honourable David Shulkin, US Secretary of Veterans' Affairs, The Honourable Kent Hehr, Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Dan Tehan, Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel, Ms Bernadine Mackenzie, the New Zealand Head of Veterans' Affairs, and delegates from all nations came together under a shared commitment to their defence and Veteran communities to discuss Veterans' mental health and transition from military to civilian life.

Delegates were honoured to be hosted at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and to be shown the grounds by the Chelsea Pensioners. Over the course of the two-day conference, the five countries identified many overlapping themes and mutual challenges, including for some nations addressing and treating post-traumatic disorder, rates of suicide and homelessness among Veterans, barriers to mental health care, alternative therapies, Veteran-centric approaches to the provision of services, and early intervention.

Delegates had an opportunity to hear from leading expert, Professor Sir Simon Wessely on Veterans' mental health challenges and were taken by the extent of the research and the key facts and findings. Delegates also visited the Veterans charity organization 'Stoll' and had an opportunity to speak with United Kingdom Veterans about their experiences transitioning to civilian life.

Delegates recognised that to face these challenges and progress reforms it was essential that evidence based research and data informed policy decisions and implementation. Ministers heard from clinical experts how myths about Veterans' mental health were damaging efforts to encourage Veterans to seek help as early as possible. They agreed that efforts must continue on improving the provision of information to the Veterans' community and to transform the delivery of support and services to the defence and Veteran communities in all five nations.

Delegates agreed to establish a network between the five nations to share and undertake research and emerging data, confirming their continuing commitment to collaborate on strategies that recognise, support, and care for the defence and Veteran communities across the five countries. The initial research that will be undertaken will look at risk assessments and prevention strategies for Veterans at risk of suicide.

Ministers thanked the United Kingdom for hosting the meeting and agreed to meet again in Australia in October 2018 to continue the work began at this meeting and to share the outcomes of research undertaken.

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/london-2017---international-ministerial-5-eyes-conference-on-veterans-issues-635825473.html
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Aug 09, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

Post by Trooper on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 06:08

Aug 09, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing


Enbridge to Host Alberta Premier Notley, Energy Minister McCuaig-Boyd and Federal Ministers Sohi and Hehr for Line 3 Construction Right of Way Tour


August 8, 2017

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Aug. 8, 2017) –

On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, Enbridge will host a Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) right-of-way tour for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, and Federal Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Kent Hehr.

Line 3 is a critical piece of energy infrastructure that supports the economy and assures a safe, reliable and cost-effective supply of energy for North Americans. The new Line 3 will comprise the newest, most advanced pipeline technology and will provide much-needed incremental capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth and U.S. and Canadian refinery demand.

What: Media are invited to participate and document the tour, which will conclude with formal remarks, media availability and accompanying visual opportunities. Transport, bagged lunch and required safety equipment will be provided.
Who: Participants include:
Leo Golden, Enbridge Vice President Major Projects
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley
Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd
Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi
Federal Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Kent Hehr
Edmonton Centre MP Randy Boissonnault
Where: Media should meet in the parking lot at the Hardisty R&R Inn, 4744 49 Street.
*See map for directions: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ENB88.jpg
When: 11:15 a.m.: Arrival at the R&R Inn Parking Lot
11:30 a.m.: Safety/Site orientation and tour begins
1 p.m.: Return to R&R Inn
RSVP: Media attendance must be confirmed in advance. Please contact Suzanne Wilton by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.
An information package will be provided. For more information about L3RP, visit enbridge.com/line3 or facebook.com/enbridgeline3.

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Suzanne Wilton
(403) 231-7385 or Toll Free: (888) 992-0997
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Re: July 11, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

Post by pinger on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 20:30

That article makes me want to throw up.

Now I'm really openminded to other media slants, but this MVA
has a track record that has NOTHING to do with our file.
Jack squat... JT should have shuffled him at least a year ago imo.

Did he run out of VaC offices to re-open?  
How about opening a brand spanking new one where it is needed the very most ?

And if Enbridge is hosting this event, could not Kent Hehr vet some local homeless vets for a really good meal let alone a fracking coffee or his time of day ?

Our MVA ain't close to anything federally vet-centric,
...just his riding, Calgary/Alberta -centric

Absolutely appalling BS

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Re: July 11, 2017 Update on what the Minister of Veterans Affairs is doing

Post by Trooper on Thu 10 Aug 2017, 06:36

Pinger I hear what your saying and also agree but unfortunately I don't think were ever going to get a Minister that is going to take the time to understand our file in enough detail to recognize the intent of the bureaucrats, the unjust of the NVC compared to the old act and that this status quo of gap fixing that will not fix the overhaul problem within our file. Perhaps we will someday get lucky and get a Minister with enough smarts and leadership to stand up to the bureaucrats and finally take full positive control of our file. Perhaps.
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