Canadian Veterans

The 105 Keefer Rezoning Is All About Profit

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada
Gabriel Yiu

The rezoning application to increase the height and bulk of the building to be erected on 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown has become a hot issue in the...

Trudeau Is Ready To Break A 100-Year Promise To Veterans

Bruce Moncur | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

With the recent budget, I will be entering my 11th year without a life long disability pension, 9 years under the Conservatives and now two with the Liberals. The Trudeau government campaigned on the reestablishment of these pensions. Three times they made public overtures to that effect that in fact if and when they formed government they will re-establish the life long pensions that they took away in 2006 to begin with.

This Canadian Veteran's Death Is On All Of Us

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Jeff Rose-Martland

We cannot continue to hide from the truth. We broke them; we owe them. No amount of re-framing will change that fact. If these veterans made it home from a war, then we should be able to stop them being further casualties.

Royal Canadian Legion Has A Dark History We Must Also Remember

Yves Engler | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Yves Engler

Remember that today marks the culmination of a militarist, nationalist ritual organized by a reactionary state-backed group. While there's some criticism of the nationalism and militarism driving Remembrance Day, the organization sponsoring the red poppy campaign receives little critical attention.

Remember The Battles Fought On The Frontlines And At Home

Shelly Whitman | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Shelly Whitman

The costs of war are borne by all, from those on the front lines to the spouses, families and communities who serve on the home front. As such, it is critical that we focus not only on the short-term investment that a mission requires, but the life-cycle costs and resources requisite for any mission.

Most Canadians Want More Ways To Remember Fallen Soliders: Poll

The Canadian Press | Michelle McQuiggle, CP | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada

A new poll suggests Canadians would like to see efforts to honour fallen soldiers extend well beyond Remembrance Day. The study commissioned by His...

How We Can Support Veterans 365 Days A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

From mental health support to volunteering, there are so many ways to show your respect.

Veterans Reflect On What Remembrance Day Means To Them

CP | Keith Doucette, Bill Graveland, Allison Jones and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living

"That's always been a critical day for me, an emotional day."

Canadians Split On Whether Youth Appreciate Veterans Enough: Poll

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics

Even those under 35 are torn, with only 54 per cent saying young people recognize veterans' sacrifices.

New Veterans Policies Broke Federal Rules: Advocate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics

An advocate says the Conservative government broke federal Treasury Board rules that require public consultation on new measures.

Vets Ombudsman Quietly Reappointed By Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The Harper government quietly extended the term of the country's veterans ombudsman on the eve of the federal election.

Canada's Top General Fires Back After Ottawa Citizen Report

CBC | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's top general says a letter he sent to the parents of a soldier who committed suicide in 2008 was never meant to imply that medals posthumo...

Which Canada Will You Celebrate on Canada Day?

Lizanne Foster | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I'm not sure which Canada to celebrate this year. In the past I celebrated John Diefenbaker's Canada, the one that introduced the Canadian Bill of Rights, Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Canada, that birthed the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Mulroney's Canada that fought to end Apartheid. But in Stephen Harper's Canada, what is there to celebrate? In Harper's Canada, citizenship, now considered a privilege, has two tiers.

Erin O'Toole Slams Campaign About Veterans' Mental Health

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Calling it "seriously irresponsible," the veterans affairs minister is accusing a public service union of trying to deliberately mislead people with a new ad campaign about mental-health services for veterans.

We Must Pay More Than Lip Service to Our Soldiers and Veterans

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When Canadian soldiers returned from World War II, local business and community leaders formed committees to ensure vets had jobs and the support they needed to start a new life. It's time to re-examine that idea. Soldiers deserve more than a handshake when their service ends. "Support our Troops" must be more than an empty slogan on a bumper sticker.

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

Bruce Moncur | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

Being a soldier is a great career as long as you don't get injured or sick. Even when the military has cases of medical malpractice they do not take responsibility for their actions. If you don't believe me ask Robyn Young or the thousands of others like her who suffer at the hands of a company with no accountability. It is the only organization not obliged to take care of its injured employees.

Canadian Veterans Start Horseback Ride Across The Country

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Canadian Veteran Paul Nichols says he's saddling up to raise awareness around the challenges vets face when they return to civilian life.

Vets Shouldn't Have To Scramble To Find Lawyers: Ombudsman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The country's veterans ombudsman is disappointed the federal government has not extended legal assistance to ex-soldiers who find themselves ...

Veteran, 101, Tied Up After Refusing Thief's Demands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is expressing outrage that a Second World War veteran was robbed in his home on Thursday.Fantino iss...

Minister Fantino Must Resign to Restore Dignity to Veterans

Bruce Moncur | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

For the Minister to forego meeting with some of the preeminent experts on mental health in the country gathered over three days discussing the very topic his department was deservedly admonished for is truly regrettable. There is a mental health crisis ravaging our veterans and the Minister needs to show more leadership in solving it. It's patently obvious Minister Fantino has lost his moral authority to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. We need someone who actually gives a damn about the lives of our country's veterans. It's time for him to resign!

Critics Blast Harper Government For Unspent Veterans Affairs Funds

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Canada has returned $1.13 billion to the federal treasury in unspent funds since the Conservatives came to power in 2006 —...

Canadian Veterans Sacrificed so We Could Have Everything

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Elizabeth Hawksworth

When you remember our veterans today, don't think of the glorification of war. Instead, think of the men and women who lost their lives, lost their limbs, lost their souls, so that you can stand here today, freely, without fear of recourse for your words.

Wearing a Poppy Isn't About Supporting War - It's About Giving Thanks

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Amitha Kalaichandran

Taking this time to reflect on the dedication of our armed forces is not the same as blindly supporting war. Remembrance Day is really about being present to the experiences of those who sacrificed their mental and emotional well-being in the name of our country. It's about expressing gratitude to those who gave up their dreams so that the rest of us can pursue ours. After all, while the poppy historically symbolizes the blood of fallen soldiers, it also represents a flower that was able to grow in land too infertile for much else; transforming from a mere community of poppy seeds while simultaneously converting the land into fertile and beautiful possibility.

Monument Dedicated To Wounded Veterans Unveiled

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada

WHITBY, Ont. - Canada's first monument and park dedicated to wounded veterans and other uniformed personnel injured in the line of duty opened on Satu...

One Way to Honour Our Fallen Soldiers

Cody Battershill | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Cody Battershill

The past week has been a horrific one for Canada. As targets of two separate fatal terrorist attacks, two Canadian soldiers -- Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo -- are unfortunately no longer with their family, friends and nation as a whole. Canadians, and anyone who is a friend of Canada, can show their support by making a donation to the Stand On Guard Fund.