Bruce Moncur
Bruce Moncur was born in Windsor, Ontario, and joined the military reserves in high school, during the summer of 2001. In 2006, he suffered severe injuries during Operation Medusa in a "friendly fire" incident between Canadian and American troops. After undergoing two brain surgeries and extensive rehabilitation, Moncur was released from the Canadian Forces. He recently completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Windsor and works as a jeweller.

Entries by Bruce Moncur

The Myriad Crises Facing Windsor, Ontario

(64) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 3:55 PM

It is considered common knowledge among locals that the Windsor Expressway has the infamous distinction of being the shortest 100 km highway to have taken the most amount of time to build while costing the most money at the same time. Instead of being built all at once,...

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Canada Should 'Feel The Bern' Too

(15) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 10:02 AM

On Saturday October 4th 2015, the Liberals had a rally at the Powerade Center in Brampton Ontario. The website for the arena talks about over 5,000 Canadians filling the arena -- the largest political rally since 1980.

The logistics that went into making that happen in...

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Change the Government if You Want to Thank Veterans for Their Service

(9) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Over the years countless people have taken the time to thank me for my service. I am humbled by those that have acknowledged my service to this country, but it would not have been possible without the help of the union worker -- the person who manufactures the vehicles, equipment...

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Liberals Shouldn't Play Politics With Military Leaders

(28) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 8:39 AM

Last week on Power and Politics, retired general and star Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie chided the Minister of Veterans Affairs "to lead or get out of the way." His tone and mannerisms were that of a general berating a captain. Gruff and unrelenting it was Fantonian in its...

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Why the Military Should Take What the Liberals Say With a Grain of Salt

(28) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 7:59 AM

It is sad that in 2015 veterans have to be a campaign point in a federal election, but The Grits have had a history of promising what they have no intention of delivering.

The last time the Liberals were in power was described by former Chief of Defence Staff Rick...

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Being a Soldier Is Great, Until You Get Injured or Sick

(39) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Imagine, if you will, that you are a 24-year-old soldier. At the age of 16 you signed on the dotted line, mainly because both of your parents chose to serve in the military. You have served your country for eight years. For all intents and purposes the military has been...

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Why You Should Look At Injured Veterans Before You Write Off Unions

(15) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 10:37 PM

Just over a year has passed since I began working for Joe Comartin, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, working with Essex County veterans. With the closure of the Windsor office, a total of nine Veterans Affairs offices were closed around the country, representing $5 million in operating costs. Further, the...

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Why No One Should Join the Canadian Forces

(320) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 6:55 AM

A Defence Department report recently tabled in the House of Commons "showed a shortfall of nearly 900 regular force members and 4,500 part-time reservists at the end of March due to higher than forecasted attrition and other factors."

To put that into perspective the 5,400 less troops...

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Why Artists (and You) Are Better Off Living in Windsor Than Toronto

(19) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 11:52 AM

If you were take my house that I bought in Windsor for 150,000 and put it in Toronto it would cost you 500,000 to buy it.

I bought my house in August of 2012, two-bed two-bath finished basement, in the quiet neighbourhood of Riverside, perfect starter home with granite...

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Minister Fantino Must Resign to Restore Dignity to Veterans

(29) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Recent events have shown all Canadians just how poorly our wounded veterans are being treated by the Harper government. From the $1.13 billion in lapsed funds, to the recent Auditor General's damning report, it seems Canadian veterans are continuing to be short-changed, neglected, and disrespected.


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Canada's Auto Industry Thrived and Died in Windsor

(13) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Windsor, Ontario has recently been dealt another blow; Ford Motor Company has just announced that it will not be bringing the new small engine production line to the Rose City. Instead, it will be built in Mexico, and the 600 potential jobs that would have brought every laid off Ford...

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Giving a U.S. Company the Contract for Canada's Community Mailboxes Is Insult To Injury

(40) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 1:02 PM

This week I found out that Canada Post has awarded a lucrative contract "to an American company to supply the new community mailboxes to replace door-to-door mail delivery over the next five years."

It is bad enough that the elimination of door to door mail service will cut...

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Soldiers, Don't Trust Canada to Bring You Home From Iraq Alive

(176) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 3:35 PM

There are 26 Special Forces soldiers in Iraq until at least October 5 acting as military advisors to the Iraqi military. I have worked with the Special Forces on two separate occasions and have friends that are members of this elite group of men and women. CSOR and JTF are...

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One Day of Honouring Veterans Will Never Make Up For a Lifetime of Disrespect

(26) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 12:41 PM

When I was asked to write about the Day of Honour I found it difficult. I knew that the sooner I finished the better, but I had a hard time wrapping my head around it. The ceremony itself went off without a hitch. The military worked within the seven-week time...

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Why Fighting Veterans Affairs Is Like Fighting the Taliban

(8) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:05 AM

When you are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) you spend a lot of time being analytical. Whether it's a therapist, a doctor, or even yourself, understanding the origins of your PTSD is essential to your coping, and eventual treatment. And after years of personal analysis, I have come...

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Our "Meeting" With Minister Fantino Made Me Sick

(127) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 9:08 AM

As you may or may not know, this past week I was part of a delegation of veterans that pled and begged that the designated Veterans Affairs offices earmarked for closure remain open.

Tuesday on Parliament Hill, in between meetings and press conferences, we were trying to...

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When a Solider's Personal Life Contradicts His Professional One

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 11:01 PM

I would like to tell you about one of the most extraordinary men I have ever researched. Back in May, I was selected to participate in the Canadian Battlefields Foundation Study Tour. Alongside 11 other students from across Canada, I was chosen to tour the Canadian battlefields in France and...

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Warren Buffet Is Not the Hero You Think He Is

(48) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 10:25 AM

Heinz ketchup has a long history with my family. There are just some products that 'no-name' brands can't replace, and ketchup is one of them. I put the 57 on everything and my family is the same. We have this joke that when my grandma finally leaves us, the stock...

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Canada, I Fought For You and You Let Me Down

(54) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 9:05 PM

Just after the seventh anniversary of "the incident," I write this piece to share with you the ordeal of a veteran trying to get his pension; this is my story.

On September 4, 2006, I — along with 60 other soldiers — was accidently strafed by an American...

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