MPP Bill Walker is honouring the courage and sacrifice of the members of the Canadian Armed Forces at a number of Remembrance Day ceremonies here in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound this morning.
“From the World Wars to modern day conflicts, we have asked these men and women to serve our country at great risk to their own personal safety and to defend our values and freedoms,” MPP Walker said. “Today, I join my constituents in our communities in taking a moment of silence to show gratitude and respect for their service and to honour their sacrifice.”
MPP Walker started the day by attending the Veterans Breakfast in Hanover this morning. He continued on to Flesherton for the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph and is participating in a fellowship reception at the Owen Sound Legion Branch 6 and joining the Ringing of the Bells of Peace at the Wiarton Town Cenotaph.
Earlier this week, MPP Walker joined Premier Doug Ford and others at Trenton where they announced a one-stop-shop hotline to help connect military families with the services and resources they need.
“We want to make life a bit easier for military families who call Ontario home. We hope to make it as seamless as possible when families transfer to a base in our province,” said MPP Walker.
The province has also announced it would be soon tabling legislation to ease the burden on Ontario’s Royal Canadian Legion halls by ensuring they pay no property tax in Ontario.
“Our legion halls have always played an important role in communities across Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound for veterans and their families and our government wants to support all legions from municipal property taxes and thus make sure they can continue to provide services for many more years to come,” MPP Walker said. “Lest we forget.”