Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Veterans’ Week:
“Together, in the week leading up to Remembrance Day, we honour our Veterans – including the heroes who have confronted the horrors of violent combat and those who have maintained stability while serving in times of peace.
“From the trenches of World War I, the beaches of the Dieppe Raid and Normandy, the deserts of Afghanistan and everywhere else our brave men and women have served, Canadian Veterans have served on missions to bring home freedom and security for innocent people around the world.
“On behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada and all Canadians, today I extend my deepest, most profound thanks to all those who have served and are currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Your vigilance has kept our nation safe. Your willingness to answer the call has been a beacon of light to those suffering in darkness. Your bravery in the face of evil has given hope to the downtrodden and won freedom for the oppressed.
“This Veterans’ Week, I encourage all Canadians to wear a poppy and reflect on the inspiring legacy of our Veterans, many of whom have come to our nation’s aid in times of crisis and turmoil. May we show continuous gratitude for their courage and sacrifice as we thank them heartily for their service.”