Presenting Petitions: Standing Up for Veterans

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Madam Speaker, I have a petition signed by many people in my community who want the House of Commons to understand absolutely the essential nature of supporting our veterans

so that we can ensure they have proper pensions and prevent their poverty. The petitioners also demand that existing services such as veterans hospitals be mandated to serve modern day veterans including the more than 200,000 members of the armed forces who have served in peacekeeping missions. They want Veterans Affairs to follow through on all the promises it has made.