Jean Rousseau Hosts NDP Critic For Vet­er­ans Af­fairs, Peter Stof­fer

Stanstead Journal - - AWARDS - Sher­brooke (Sackville-Eastern Shore, Nova Sco­tia)

Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Jean Rousseau (Comp­ton-Stanstead) had the great hon­our of wel­com­ing Mr. Peter Stof­fer to the con­stituency on April 30th and May 1st, 2015, in or­der to meet many vet­er­ans in Stanstead and Lennoxville. “Th­ese vet­er­ans had a lot to say about the se­ri­ous de­fi­cien­cies in the ser­vices pro­vided by the min­istry”, com­mented Mr. Rousseau. “Mr. Stof­fer took note of the vet­er­ans’ claims and promised to per­son­ally tackle cer­tain cases.”

De­spite a busy sched­ule in­volv­ing many meet­ings with con­cerned vet­er­ans, Mr. Rousseau and Mr. Stof­fer took the time to visit some lo­cal sites of note. In­cluded was Weir Park in Og­den, where the mon­u­ment com­mem­o­rat­ing Robert Stan­ley Weir, the au­thor of the English ver­sion of our Na­tional An­them, is lo­cated. Also vis­ited were Hat­ley Vil­lage, where over 3000 peo­ple as­sem­ble for one of the old­est Canada Day pa­rades, and they paid Seen here at la Claire Fon­taine in Stanstead on April 30th were (left to right): David G. Woodard, Stanstead Le­gion; Bri­gadier-général (ret) Pol Bergevin; Lieu­tenant-colonel (ret) Robert Chartrand; NDP MP Jean Rousseau; NDP MP Peter Stof­fer; Monique Madore and Jac­ques Madore, mayor of St-Malo and pre­fect of the Coat­i­cook MRC, and both of them for­merly in the mil­i­tary; host­ess Caro­line St-Cyr and Bri­gadier-Gen­eral (ret’d) Robin Gagnon. trib­ute to Louis St-Lau­rent, Canada’s 12th Prime Min­is­ter, where he was buried in 1973, in Comp­ton, his home town. Charmed by the myr­iad his­tor­i­cal sites and beau­teous land­scapes, the warm wel­come of the lo­cals and the se­lec­tion of golf cour­ses, Mr. Stof­fer has al­ready be­gun plan­ning his next visit to this lovely cor­ner of Canada.

Mr. Stof­fer’s visit was cel­e­brated in Mr. Rousseau’s May 5th state­ment in the House of Com­mons. Mr. Rousseau equally praised the long­stand­ing and con­tin­ued ef­forts of Mr. David Woodard, heav­ily in­volved with the Stanstead le­gion, who was cel­e­brat­ing his birth­day that day. “Mr. Woodard has de­voted him­self to the Royal Canadian Le­gion in Stanstead, branch num­ber 5, for over 35 years”, de­clared Mr. Rousseau. “On be­half of all who ben­e­fit from his hard work, I would like to ex­tend my ut­most thanks”, con­cluded Mr. Rousseau.

Peter Stof­fer thor­oughly en­chanted with the re­gion, and would “love to come back!”

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