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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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Cheryl Gallant Invites Constituents to join National Day of Honour Activities at Garrison Petawawa

May 2, 2014

Garrison Petawawa – Cheryl Gallant, MP, invites residents of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke to participate in the local National Day of Honour that is taking place on Friday, May 9th, 2014, 1300hr at Garrison Petawawa in recognition of the military mission in Afghanistan. “Our Government is proud to recognize the strength of the Canadian Armed Forces. The National Day of […]


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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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