Jean Rousseau Hosts NDP Critic For Veterans Affairs, Peter Stoffer
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!”