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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...