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MP Cheryl Gallant Concerned New Defence Policy of Retreat Comes at a High Price

February 12, 2016

I am adding my voice to the concern the decision to cancel air support for our soldiers on the ground in Iraq jeopardizes their safety and will cost lives. The spouses and children of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) are my constituents. I am deeply concerned about the decision to remove air support while […]


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December 2015 Report from Parliament

December 11, 2015

For Canadians who do not believe in co-incidences, it was no co-incidence the announcement by Trudeau in his Throne Speech that our men and women in the service of our Canadian (soon to be dis-armed) Forces would be facing cutbacks to be a ‘leaner’ force was followed by the appointment of Omar Alghabra as Parliamentary […]


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Cheryl Gallant Celebrates Veterans Affairs Commendation for Renfrew’s Dean Black

July 13, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased to attend the Minister of Veterans Affairs Ceremony in Ottawa, where Renfrew resident Dean Black was awarded a Commendation from the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs. “I am very proud join Minister O’Toole, the recipients, their family members and loved ones in celebrating […]


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Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Enhanced Lifetime Support for Injured Veterans and their Families

March 12, 2015

Garrison Petawawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, welcomed the announcement of a proposed new financial benefit  aimed at providing financial stability to Veterans who are moderately to severely disabled and their families. “As the Member of Parliament for Garrison Petawawa, the largest army base in Canada, I care about the treatment our soldiers and veterans receive,” […]


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Canadian Soldiers’ Children send Flag Day to Parents Overseas

February 9, 2015

A glimpse of home while deployed is treasured by our military deployed overseas. At the Remembrance Day ceremony at St Francis of Assisi I asked the music teacher Kyle Gleason if he would teach his students the song Waving Flag so that we could video them & send to where we have our Canadian Armed […]


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Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Well-Represented at Outdoors Event

December 5, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP was pleased to join Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding residents Jason St. Michael (Petawawa), Manager, Canada Operations, Safari Club International; Phil Morlock, President, Outdoor Caucus Association (Spectacle Lake); Angela Darraugh, Administrator, Environmental Affairs, Shimano Canada (Whitney) and Richard White (Renfrew), Zone 5B Director, Ontario Fur Managers Federation, for the Outdoor Caucus Association […]


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Cheryl Gallant Hosts Successful Soldiers/Veterans Information Therapy Session Focus on alternative therapies for PTSD

November 13, 2014

Petawawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, is pleased to thank Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517, Petawawa for the venue, and all the participants from the local community who participated in the successful Veterans Information Therapy Session that recently took place in Petawawa. Hosted by MP Cheryl Gallant, the session featured presentations from Courageous Companions, The War […]


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Calling up all WWII Veterans

October 2, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, is looking for all Second World War Veterans. This year, to recognize the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s participation in that conflict, WW II Veterans are eligible to receive a special commemorative tribute. To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War, the Government of Canada announced […]


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Cheryl Gallant Sees Opportunity in Proposed New Firearms Legislation

July 29, 2014

Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, sees opportunity in the Federal Government’s proposed new firearms legislation to streamline the provincial Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) function in the wake of reported comments from CFOs in Quebec and P.E.I. “Recent comments attributed to these two provincial public servants demonstrate the need for uniform enforcement of Federal […]


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Cheryl Gallant Congratulates Government for Supporting PTSD Service Dogs Program

May 27, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, rose in the House of Commons to inquire into the Government’s support for a project she has long been a proponent of inside and outside of Parliament – the use of service dogs to help Canadian Forces veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “For a number […]


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