Honoring WWII Veterans
It took three-quarters of a century to address the concerns of Métis Veterans who had joined Canada’s call to arms to enter the Second World War, and more recently 20 years of advocacy and negotiations of MNC’s Vice-President David Chartrand, Minister responsible for Veterans.
In 2019, Federal Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAuley issued Canada’s apology that the benefits offered to Canada’s Veterans did not meet the needs of Métis Veterans (click here). At the same time, Canada and the Métis National Council concluded a $30-million Agreement to honour Métis Veterans of the Second World War including the payment of compensation. The Agreement is known as the Métis Veterans Legacy Program.
The Metis National Council has launched a new website as part of their on-going efforts to keep citizens throughout the Métis Nation Homeland — and beyond — informed on developments and initiatives at the national and international level concerning Métis Nation Veterans. It is our goal to honour our Veterans by being the leading source of information regarding Veterans affairs, and to provide Canadians with a better understanding of the contributions and sacrifices made by Métis Nation Veterans in service to their country and their people.
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