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Cheryl Gallant Represents Canada at European NATO Meetings

April 10, 2014

Russian Parliamentary Associate Membership in NATO Assembly Terminated Riga, Latvia – Cheryl Gallant, MP, as Chair of the Canada/NATO Parliamentary Association, recently led the Canadian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) that was held in Riga, Latvia. “Our Latvian hosts were extremely pleased the meeting was being held at this juncture in time, and […]


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Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Governor-General to Garrison Petawawa

March 24, 2014

Petawawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke was pleased to welcome His Excellency Governor-General The Right Honourable David Johnston to the repatriation ceremony of the 450 Tactical Helicopter (Chinook) Squadron (THS) Consecrated Colours to their new home at Garrison Petawawa. “This is a proud day for all Canadians,” remarked MP Gallant. “Our soldiers deserve the […]


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Cheryl Gallant Says Thank-you to the Law-Abiding Firearms Community for their Support of Motion 452

March 4, 2014

Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, is pleased to say thank-you to members of the law-abiding firearms community for their support of Motion 452


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Cheryl Gallant Hosts “Courageous Companions” 100th PTSD Service Dog Placement on Parliament Hill

February 28, 2014

Photo: Cheryl Gallant, MP with Terrence Green hosting the presentation. Wounded Warriors Canada makes a special Donation to the Program Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, home to CFB Petawawa, was pleased to host Courageous Companions Canada on Parliament Hill. This special presentation marked the placement of their 100 PTSD Service dog, “Elijah”. The […]


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MP Gallant Welcomes Investigation into Former General’s Moving Expense Claim

February 21, 2014

Petawawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke is welcoming the investigation into former General Andrew Leslie’s $72,000 moving claim. Ex-General Leslie is being criticized in the media for the extravagant cost of a move paid for by taxpayers’ dollars to move him five minutes away from his previous home and the subsequent hiring of his […]


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Cheryl Gallant Calls Attention to Expanded CAF Family Information Services

February 14, 2014

Photo: Cheryl congratulates Executive Director Paula Malboeuf of Petawawa Family Resource Centre at their Oct 5th Open House. Also Pictured, Lt. Col. Daniel Blanc, Commander 2 Area Support Group (2ASG) Personnel Services, CFB Petawawa. Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, wants to get the word out that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has […]


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Speech to the House on Supporting Veterans

January 31, 2014

Below are excerpts from the transcript of debates in the House of Commons, January 30th, 2014 In Debate Ms. Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the minister for his words and the expression of the pride Canadians have in the service the men and women in uniform provide to us […]


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Cheryl Gallant Remembers Bob Gilmour in Parliament

December 10, 2013

Photo: MP Cheryl Gallant, Bob Gilmour, Clay Dawdy, MP Peter Kent the day Bob & Clay appeared as witnesses on the Standing Committee on National Defence for its Study of the Ill & Injured Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, rose in the House of Commons to remember the life of Bob Gilmour, […]


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Supporting Medically Released Veterans

November 10, 2013

Pembroke, Ontario – As the Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, that includes CFB Petawawa, I am pleased to confirm the announcement of new legislation intended to provide medically released Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who were injured in service to Canada the top level of priority consideration for job openings in the public […]


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Cheryl Gallant Honours Soldiers Who Fell in Afghanistan

October 31, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, stood today in the House of Commons to honour the 41 men and women from CFB Petawawa who lost their lives in the service of our country in Afghanistan. “As November 11th approaches, it is important remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said […]


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