OTTAWA, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Veterans and their families have earned the respect and gratitude of all Canadians. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting our Veterans - where they live - so that they have access to the critical services they need to help improve their quality of life. To meet these objectives, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Kent Hehr, today marked the re-opening of the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) office in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This office will provide the nearly 2,200 Veterans in the area with in-person assistance for services and benefits - including pension medical examinations, applications, rehabilitation, and career transition. The re-opening of Veteran services offices in Sydney, Charlottetown, Corner Brook, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, Brandon, Prince George and Kelowna, as well as the opening of an additional office in Surrey, are all important steps to make it easier for Veterans to access services across the country. The re-opening of these offices is only one of several measures that the Government of Canada is taking to provide our Veterans the care and compassion they have earned. Other measures include enhanced long-term financial benefits for disabled Veterans and new measures to honour the service, sacrifice and accomplishments of those who have served. Quotes "Our Veterans have served our country with bravery, honour, and dignity - protecting the values we cherish. We will now serve them well, providing the services, care and respect they and their families need and are due."