• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage


Veterans take Parliament Hill

Military veterans and their supporters plan to "Rock the Hill" today as they demonstrate in support of veteran support programs.

The rally will begin with a motorcycle ride in front of Parliament Hill, followed by a march-past outside the parliamentary precinct just as question period gets underway.

The demonstrations come a day after a House of Commons committee recommended modest changes to the federal government's veterans charter.

The report is not binding on the government, and committee members have acknowledged that not everyone will be pleased with its conclusions.

Here are some other events and potential happenings today on Parliament Hill:

— All eyes will be on Justice Minister Peter MacKay in anticipation of a proposed new prostitution law that could be introduced as early as today;

— Financial markets will be waiting to hear from the Bank of Canada as it sets the country's overnight target for interest rates;

— The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada will hold a rally on the Hill to raise awareness about expiring federal assistance for existing co-op housing;

— And the Olympic flag will be flying high as athletes from the Sochi Games are honoured in the House of Commons. Medalling athletes and coaches from the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics will also receive cheques as part of the Canadian Olympic Committee's Athlete Excellence Fund.


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.

More Canada News

Parliament Hill Webcam
Recent Trending
Member of the RTNDA