The veterans, along with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, are holding a news conference to warn that the closures will mean hardships for aging veterans forced to travel long distances for services.
The offices are being closed as a cost-saving measure; the government insists veterans can still access many services online.
Other events in and around Parliament Hill today:
— Question period, where the Opposition is expected to continue hammering the governing Conservatives over the Senate expense scandal;
— Interim privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier issues a special report on privacy protection in an era of cyber-surveillance, which will include recommendations for improving oversight of national security;
— Statistics Canada releases a new study that looks at the number of people who find work after leaving long-term jobs;
— A news conference with cabinet ministers Tony Clement, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Maxime Bernier and Ed Fast to outline the government's progress in reducing red tape;
— Parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Frechette speaks to the Senate finance committee about how the government is planning to spend money as part of the current fiscal year's main estimates;
— The Commons international trade committee continues to examine the recently-signed Canada-European Union free trade agreement;
— Ice carvers transform Ottawa's Confederation Park into a Crystal Garden as part of the city's Winterlude festivities.