Guy Parent

Veterans Affairs Under-Spent By $200 Million Last Year

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada Politics

The figures are contained in the latest plans and priority report for the federal budget year that ended last March.

Ombudsmen Probing Buried Report Critical Of Veterans Affairs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent says he's not seen the draft, let alone a final version of the report, but wants one. 

Veterans Watchdog To Liberals: I'm Staying Put, Thanks

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Politics

He's one of 33 Harper era appointees that the new government has requested step down.

Vets Ombudsman Quietly Reappointed By Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Politics

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

Feds Making Progress On Vets' Issues, Watchdog Says

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An analysis of whether the Conservative government is living up to its promises to improve the delivery of benefits for veterans suggests thi...

Fix Bill Giving Wounded Troops Jobs Priority: Watchdogs

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Military and veterans watchdogs are urging the Senate to fix a bill intended to give wounded ex-soldiers first crack at federal civil service...

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 ...

Watchdogs Take Action As Wounded Soldiers Denied Benefits

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two military watchdogs are opening a joint investigation into how ill and injured soldiers are treated during their transition to civilian li...

Half Of Canada's Badly Wounded Vets Not Getting Cheques: Watchdog

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new report by Canada's veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country's most severely disabled ex-soldiers are not receiving a governmen...

Veterans Watchdog Says Jobs Plan Could Backfire

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's plan to bump injured ex-soldiers to the head of the federal job line could backfire and create a bottleneck for the v...

Disabled Vets Could Be Out In The Cold

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Some of the country's most severely disabled soldiers will take a major financial hit once they arrive at old age and risk living out their f...

Federal Agency Slammed Over Treatment Of Veterans

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government moved quickly Monday to limit the damage of a scathing report from Canada's veterans ombudsman, who accused a review ag...

Feds Failing Veterans

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A report on how former soldiers are told whether they've qualified for disability benefits is the start of a wide-ranging look into problems ...

Ombudsman Slams Treatment Of Vets' Families

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The country's veterans ombudsman went to bat Thursday for the families of ex-soldiers affected by the spraying of Agent Orange and those excl...

Severely Disabled War Vets Kept In The Dark On Benefits: Ombudsman

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Some of the country's most severely injured soldiers were not told by Veterans Affairs Canada about all of the benefits and allowances they w...