Veterans gathered outside of the Veterans Affairs Canada office on George Street this morning to protest the planned closure of the office
SYDNEY — Over 50 veterans gathered outside the Veterans Affairs Canada office on George Street this morning to protest the planned closure of the office in 2014.
Cape Breton Post , Halifax , Saint John
The hour-long demonstration began at 10 a.m. and featured veterans waving plackards and singing O'Canada in the first of several planned protests.
The closure was first announced in April as part of cross-country cuts to the federal public service. The move will mean the loss of 12 local jobs and force veterans to travel to Halifax or Saint John, N.B., if they want face-to-face service.
Cape Breton Post was at the event and will update the story throughout the day.
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The Canadian Veterans Advocacy Team.