Veterans to protest Ottawa decision at Windsor city council
A group of veterans will demonstrate in front of Windsor city hall prior to Monday night's council meeting.
They will show their support for a motion calling on the federal government to kill its plans to close the local Veterans Affairs office next year.
Coun. Ron Jones will introduce the motion.
"Veterans are concerned about that, because they have need for opportunity to speak with different people who have experience dealing with veterans, whether it be post-traumatic stress or whether it be filling out papers, so on and so forth," Jones said.
The federal government announced in February it would close the district office of Canada's Department of Veteran Affairs office in Windsor.
The axe came down on eight offices around the country, cutting 78 positions in total.
The office on University Avenue West is designed to help veterans with questions about their benefits.
"You would think a vet would be shown all the respect one could possibly receive. Some of these people are in their eighties. And they have nowhere else to go other than Veteran Affairs," Jones said.