I am privileged today to be in Washington, DC with the Veteran Affairs Committee. This morning we had an opportunity to stop briefly at our own Canadian Embassy. #MPRobertKitchen
M.P. Dr. Robert Kitchen, myself, and M.P. John Brassard (not shown) recently met with Dr. Manuela Joannou (M.D. CCFP (EM) regarding Project Trauma Support. This is a Canadian Peer-Support Program for Military and First Responders with PTSD. The group is providing many excellent programs and services for our veteran community, and are having great results.
For more information, or to find out how you can help, please check out their webpage at www.projecttraumasupport.com or you can find them on Facebook Project Trauma Support - PTS.
While in Washington DC earlier this week, MP Dr. Robert Kitchen and myself met with world renowned Mefloquine expert, Dr. Remington Nevin of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. We were able to get updated on the many new developments that are occurring in relation to mefloquine research as well as developing policies worldwide.
I am optimistic that Canada will get in step with the rest of the world soon and take a strong stance against the use of this debilitating malaria drug both in the past and present instances. Dispense rates are significantly down in recent years and better package warning labels in August of 2016 are a sign of even more positive changes to come on this long standing issue. #IMVA, #THEROYALCANADIANLEGION, #MEFLOQUINE,#SOMALIA,#RWANDA,#AFGHANISTAN,#DRNEVIN,#MPROBERTKITCHEN
Honoured to have Somalian veteran John Dowe and Afghanistan veteran Brandon Kett, drop by my office to say hello yesterday.
Spanning 25 years of Canadian Forces Service and joining forces, both gentlemen are advocates against the malaria drug, Mefloquine. #IMVA
Music, what a great way to feel better!
Thank you Jim Lowther founder of Guitars for Vets !
Please check out their site if you know a veteran looking for help, or if you yourself want to know what you can do to help out.#guitarsforvets.;#vetscanada #theroyalcanadianlegion
While visiting Washington, DC earlier this week, MP's Bob Bratina, Colin Fraser, Dr.Robert Kitchen (shown below), myself and other members of the the ACVA committee were honored to lay a wreath at the Canadian Cross of Sacrifice located at Arlington National Cemetery.#MPROBKITCHEN;#MPBOBBRATINA;#MPCOLINFRASER;#CANADIANCROSSOFSACRIFICE