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Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Governor-General to Garrison Petawawa

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

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

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

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

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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Supporting Medically Released Veterans

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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MP Cheryl Gallant with HRH Prince Charles visiting families of the fallan at CFB Petawawa

Cheryl Gallant Honours Soldiers Who Fell in Afghanistan

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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Valley Employee and Family Assistance Program

Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke was pleased to announce that Valley Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a successful applicant for the 2013 Eastern Ontario Development Program. Cheryl met with Shelley Termarsch, Valley EFAP’s Administrator, to personally deliver the good news. “Valley Employee and Family Assistance Program […]

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MP Gallant with airmen from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

Cheryl Gallant welcomes the arrival of the CH-147F Chinook Helicopter

Cheryl with airmen from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, joined the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence at the Ottawa Airport today to welcome the delivery of the first new CH-147F Chinook helicopter. This helicopter, together with the 14 other Chinooks on the way, will be based […]

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