Veterans media coverage for Prairies actions

Ignoring widespread opposition across the country, on January 31, 2014 the federal government went ahead with plans to shut down Veterans Affairs offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon and Kelowna. The office in Prince George closed last year.

Veterans mobilized and held protests and events across the country and PSAC was proud to be an ally and supporter of these events. Here is just some of the media coverage we received in the Prairies.

Coverage of Saskatoon media conference:

Leading up to the press conference and closure of the office:

Coverage of Brandon rally:

  • Brandon Sun: Brandon Veterans Affairs office closure ‘shameful’, vet says (for subscribers only)

  • AM 680 CJOB: Veterans protest against office closures

  • CKLQ 880: Veterans Gathered Today To Protest Office Closures

  • CTV News Winnipeg: Brandon veterans protest office closures

Coverage of Lethbridge solidarity march:

Misc. Coverage:

  • PSAC Prairie Region: Actions throughout the prairies show support for our veterans

  • Global News: Ex-soldiers protest Veterans Affairs office closures on Friday

  • National Post: Thousands of furious veterans picket offices in battle with Julian Fantino

  • CTV News: Protest underway outside Veterans Affairs offices

  • The Vancouver Sun: Veterans, supporters protest against closures of Veterans Affairs offices