The Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs visits the NDC
On 26 November, the Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, visited the NATO Defense College as part of the Government of Canada’s commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign.
Mr MacAulay was welcomed by NDC Commandant LGEN Chris Whitecross and the Dean, Dr Stephen J. Mariano.
LGEN Whitecross gave an extensive brief on NATO Defense College activities, which was also attended by NDC leaders and Canadian staff members.
A former Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans), and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), the Honourable MacAulay has been the Member of Parliament for Cardigan since 1988. The Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for medical care, rehabilitation, disability pensions and awards for Veterans, as well as assisting in the reintegration of soldiers into civilian life.