On this Remembrance Day, senators reflect on veterans who have inspired them in their work.
The Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs is a strong voice within Parliament in standing up for Canada’s veterans. It has released a number of reports on veterans’ issues, addressing how to better implement the Veterans Charter, how the government can better support veterans in transition to civilian life, and how to improve policies that help veterans with occupational stress injuries.
Senator Diane Bellemare salutes Major general Terrence Liston, a Montreal-born hero who served in UN peacekeeping missions across the globe and remains a leader in Canada’s military community. Filmed at the Canadian War Museum’s LeBreton Gallery in Ottawa.
Senator Doug Black remembers his grandfather, Corporal Malcolm Mackenzie Black, who served in both the first and second world wars, and his father, Flight sergeant John Forrest Black, who served in the Second World War. Filmed at the Canadian War Museum’s LeBreton Gallery in Ottawa.
Senator Daniel Christmas remembers his father, Private Augustus Christmas, a hero from Membertou, Nova Scotia, who fought in the Second World War. Filmed in front of the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais remembers Sergeant Léo Major, Montreal-born hero who fought in both the Second World War and the Korean War. Filmed in front of the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Senator Art Eggleton remembers Sergeant Marc Léger, Corporal Ainsworth Dyer, Private Richard Green and Private Nathan Lloyd Smith, who lost their lives to friendly fire during the War in Afghanistan. Filmed at the Canadian War Museum’s LeBreton Gallery in Ottawa.
Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer remembers Captain Nichola Goddard, a fallen hero from the War in Afghanistan. Filmed at the Canadian War Museum’s LeBreton Gallery in Ottawa.
Senator Yonah Martin remembers Major Lloyd Swick, a hero from Winnipeg who served in the Korean War. Filmed at Confederation Park in Ottawa, in front of Swick’s Animals in War Memorial.