Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada ()
Veterans Charter / La Charte des Anciens Combattants
A programme of innovative social legislation, known collectively as the Veterans Charter, provided an unprecedented level of benefits to those who served in the Second World War. Advanced by the Canadian government, the Charter eased the transition from military to civilian life. It offered over a million ex-service men and women the opportunity to obtain an education, re-enter the work force, build homes, buy land and start businesses. The Charter accelerated economic expansion and led the way in extending social programmes to all Canadians.
Des mesures législatives fort innovatrices, mises en place par le gouvernement canadien et généralement connues sous le nom de Charte des anciens combattants, procurèrent un nombre impressionnant de bénéfices à tous ceux qui servirent la patrie au cours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Facilitant le passage de la vie militaire à la vie civile, la Charte offrit à plus d'un million de vétérans l'opportunité de parfaire leurs études, de réintégrer le marché du travail, de se construire une maison, d'acheter une terre ou de se lancer en
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Location. 45° 25.198′ N, 75° 42.342′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Wellington Street (Route 34) and Lyon Street North (Route 81), on the right when traveling east on Wellington Street. Marker is located along the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the East Memorial Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 284 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8, Canada. Touch for directions.
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Also see . . . Second World War Veterans. The Veterans Charter, a compendium of Acts, was among the most important and forward-thinking series of legislation ever passed in Canadian history. Much like the American GI Bill, the Veterans Charter offered veterans vocational training, land grants for farming, and loans to start-up businesses. The federal civil service was instructed to hire veterans first, and thousands were employed. The Veterans Charter also paid the way for returned men and women to go to university. By February 1947, almost 35,000 veterans were enrolled in universities. (Submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.