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MORE CUTS TO SERVICES FOR CANADA'S VETERANS

The federal government is closing nine Veterans Affairs Canada district offices across the country, leaving veterans without access to in-person services, including counselling, in cities across Canada.

Offices will close on February 28, 2014, bringing the number of job cuts at Veterans Affairs to 400 since last April. The cities affected are Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Windsor and Thunder Bay, Ontario; Brandon, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Prince George and Kelowna in British Columbia.

Marchers protest cuts to Veterans Affairs

SYDNEY - Braving frigid temperatures and slippery roads, about 150 people marched to Sydney’s Veterans Affairs office this morning, loudly voicing their anger at planned cuts in service.

Worries about service quality grow as Veterans Affairs sends out 233 affected letters

Ottawa Citizen:

Union officials confirmed that affected letters were delivered to employees Thursday and about 186 of them will actually end up losing their jobs as the department races to meet its goal to eliminate about 800 jobs by 2016. So far, about 160 jobs have been eliminated.

Nearly 100 federal workers from region get notice of staff cuts

Halifax Chronicle-Herald:

The union that represents Veterans Affairs Canada employees has confirmed that 233 letters announcing staff cuts were sent to offices across the country on Thursday.

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