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NEWS RELEASE Cutting the pay of Injured Soldiers Wrong. Nov 10 2017

Cutting the Pay of Sick or Injured Soldiers is Just Plain Wrong

The decision to cut the pay of sick or injured Special Operations soldiers is just plain wrong. With the home base for the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) located at CFB Petawawa, I have been hearing directly from soldiers and their families how unfair they feel this treatment of injured soldiers is. I was shocked […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Challenges Defence Minister to Boost Special Forces Now

The recently announced Liberal Defence policy depends on a Conservative Government being elected in the next Federal election. The defence plan announced by the Federal Government will not provide funding until after the next election. Canadians know from the first two liberal deficit budgets the first item that gets cut is defence. The entire defence […]

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Stolen Valour: Defence Minister Must Resign

I joined my Conservative colleagues in demanding the Prime Minister fire his Defence Minister for lying about his service record, and for defending the largest cuts to the defence budget since the end of WWII. Repeated to me over the weekend in Petawawa is that honourable soldiers have a term for comrades, who embellish their service records. […]

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Reverse the Canadian Armed Forces Pay Clawback Decision

I am demanding the Federal Government stop clawing back soldiers’ danger pay. Before soldiers are sent on future missions, this policy decision needs to be resolved. Liberals have no problem borrowing billions to give away to other countries for global warming, but they undervalue the women and men serving in uniform. When will the defence […]

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Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Veterans’ Affairs Ombudsman to Garrison Petawawa

I was pleased to welcome Department of Veterans’ Affairs Ombudsman Guy Parent to an evening Town Hall at Garrison Petawawa. All Veterans, military, RCMP and their families were invited. The next morning a special stakeholders, meeting took place as an open forum to share concerns. Of the many concerns raised at the Town Hall as […]

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MP Gallant Presents Paralympian’s Jolan Wong and Chantal Beauchesne with MP Commendation

For their dedication, leadership, and perseverance, it is my pleasure to present Jolan Wong and Chantal Beauchesne with a 2016 MP Commendation award. Jolan and Chantal’s awards were given in recognition of their leadership and inspiration to all Canadians as members of our National Sitting Volleyball Team. Jolan and Chantal were both members of the […]

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Cheryl Gallant Calls for Implementation of Ombudsman Report on Medical Release

Surgeon-General should have jurisdiction I am calling on the Federal Government to adopt in its entirety, the recent military Ombudsman Report to the Minister of National Defence ‘Simplifying the Service Delivery Model for Medically Releasing Members of the Canadian Armed Forces.’ Of the many problems that I am called upon to intervene regarding service in […]

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MP Gallant Reports Mission Accomplished!

I visited CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia to see our new Cyclone helicopters, the replacement for Canada’s aging Sea King Fleet. Thank you to the Canadian Armed Forces for the privilege of visiting CFB Shearwater in Halifax, observing first-hand the hard work the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy perform to keep Canadian […]

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