Friday, January 13, 2017

MP Kent Hehr @ CFN

Today CFN received a visit from MP and Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr. Kent gave a speech on Canada's proud tradition of democracy and afterwards took questions, of any and all kinds, from the audience. A gifted public speaker and all round nice guy, Kent charmed the room of nearly 100 people, on his way to informing them about just how important democracy is and how it works at all levels.

Kent Hehr has overcome enormous personal and political obstacles to become a Calgary Liberal MP and as a hometown boy, Albertans have been paying close attention to Hehr for years now. His profile has only increased since arriving on the national stage. A Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Buffalo from 2008 to 2015, Kent Hehr is a lawyer, community leader and Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Calgary Centre after winning in the 2015 Canadian general elections. Hehr was named Minister of Veterans Affairs in the federal Cabinet, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on November 4, 2015. Part of his mandate letter by the prime minister, was to reopen the nine veterans affairs offices closed by the conservative government, restore lifelong pensions for injured veterans, increase the value of the disability award, expand access to the permanent impairment allowance, create a veterans education benefit and more.

After an informative presentation laced with humour and fun, the selfie line up was lined up outside the room, but Kent made time for every single person. A big thank you to Kent for stopping by and spending some time with us here at CFN. For more pictures of the event CLICK HERE.


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