NDP MLA’s Resolution to Support Canadian Troops Receives Full Support from the House: Maloway

May 19, 2015

Elmwood MLA Jim Maloway’s Private Member’s Resolution, affirming the Legislative Assembly’s support for Canadian troops abroad and at home, was passed unanimously today in the House.

The resolution also recognized the important role the Canadian Armed Forces have played in our country’s history and around the world.

“We all need to remember the tremendous debt of gratitude we owe to our Armed Forces,” said Maloway. “They have made incredible sacrifices for our rights and freedoms in the past, and continue to do so today.”

Our NDP government works hard to give back to military families in honour of their unique job requirements and dedicated service.

“We introduced new measures to make it easier for military personnel to transition into civilian employment,” said Maloway. “They can now obtain red seal certification of civilian trades free of charge, since after years of service many have the training and experience necessary to work in the trades.”

Our provincial government has also brought in changes to make it easier for military families to find a family doctor and created a Special Envoy for Military Affairs, a position filled by St. James MLA Deanne Crothers, to be a strong advocate on behalf of military families.

“Our government is proud to support the military in Manitoba, including its current members, our veterans and the services they receive,” added Maloway.

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Support for Canadian Troops Serving Abroad

WHEREAS Manitobans owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the Canadian Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made serving Canada; and

WHEREAS Manitobans support the hundreds of brave men and women based out of CFB Shilo, 17 Wing, and in the reserves who protect our province and country; and

WHEREAS Canadian troops have made historic contributions during the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, in Afghanistan and other conflicts; and

WHEREAS members of the Canadian Armed Forces continue to play a role in combatting terror around the world today; and

WHEREAS the Canadian Armed Forces provide much needed assistance in floods and natural disasters both at home and abroad, and are currently involved in earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal; and

WHEREAS Canadian troops have shown great strength and respect for human rights through peacebuilding, relief, and training missions in Haiti, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Cyprus, the Middle East, Darfur, and many more places across the globe including currently in Ukraine; and

WHEREAS Canadian troops are also currently stationed in Central and Eastern Europe as a part of NATO assurance measures.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Manitoba Legislative Assembly affirm its support for Canadian troops abroad and at home; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Manitoba Legislative Assembly recognize the important role the Canadian Armed Forces have played in our country’s history and in the world today.

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