Canada’s new minister of Veterans Affairs is nursing a sore knee on Thursday night after taking a spill while touring CFB Esquimalt.
Lawrence McAulay was on HMCS Chicoutimi when he says he took a dive and twisted his knee.
“Bit of a twisted knee, but I’m okay – thanks to the help of the exemplary base personnel at CFB Esquimalt,” he wrote on social media.
MacAulay toured the base as well as Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi, and Halifax-class frigate HMCS Calgary.
He thanked Base Commander Capt (Navy) Jason Boyd for the warm reception.
MacAulay was named Veterans Affairs minister on March 1st, replacing Jody Wilson-Raybould who resigned on February 12th.
The injury won’t prevent him from attending an event in Vancouver on Friday morning.
He will help launch events honouring the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Pacific Central Station.
“We’ll see you tomorrow, Vancouver,” he wrote.