7 Things To Know About The New Veterans Affairs Minister

7 Things To Know About The New Veterans Affairs Minister

Jesse Ferreras  01. 5.2015
Canadians have a new minister of veterans affairs after Julian Fantino's tumultuous tenure in the role came to an end Monday. Erin O'Toole,...
Stephen Harper's Cabinet Is Now Tied For Largest In Canadian History

Stephen Harper's Cabinet Is Now Tied For Largest In Canadian History

Michael Bolen  01. 5.2015
When Stephen Harper became prime minister in 2006 he touted a "smaller" cabinet "designed for work—not for show". On Monday, he became...
Fantino 'Humbled' By Demotion

Fantino 'Humbled' By Demotion

The Canadian Press  01. 5.2015
OTTAWA - The text of a statement issued Monday by Julian Fantino after he was removed as minister of veterans affairs and returned to his...
TIMELINE: Fantino's Troubled Tenure At Veterans Affairs

TIMELINE: Fantino's Troubled Tenure At Veterans Affairs

The Canadian Press  01. 5.2015
OTTAWA - Julian Fantino's tenure as minister of Veterans Affairs was troubled by controversy almost from the time he took office in July...
Fantino OUT At Veterans Affairs

Fantino OUT At Veterans Affairs

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  01. 5.2015
OTTAWA — On the night of last year's infamous televised showdown between Julian Fantino and angry veterans, one of those sent in ahead...
2014: The Year Canadians Saw VAC's Mistreatment of Veterans

2014: The Year Canadians Saw VAC's Mistreatment of Veterans

01. 2.2015
2014 will go down as the year in which Canadians -- all Canadians -- truly became aware of the debacle that is Veterans Affairs. It was...
4 Things To Keep Your Eye On In 2015

4 Things To Keep Your Eye On In 2015

Althia Raj  12.30.2014
Althia Raj, The Huffington Post Canada's Ottawa bureau chief, shares a few things to watch out for as Canada heads into an election year. 1....
101-Year-Old Veteran Robbed, Tied Up In Home: Police

101-Year-Old Veteran Robbed, Tied Up In Home: Police

The Canadian Press  12.20.2014
OTTAWA - The Prime Minister is praising police in Ottawa for swiftly making an arrest in connection with a home invasion that saw a 101-year-old...
Veteran, 101, Tied Up After Refusing Thief's Demands

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

The Canadian Press  12.18.2014
OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is expressing outrage that a Second World War veteran was robbed in his home on Thursday.Fantino...
'Why He Is Still Around, I Don't Know'

'Why He Is Still Around, I Don't Know'

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  12.11.2014
OTTAWA - Longtime denizens of Parliament Hill know Veterans Affairs as a troublesome, thankless ministerial assignment, but it rarely generates...
Veterans Affairs Hiring New Staffers For Gutted Department

Veterans Affairs Hiring New Staffers For Gutted Department

The Canadian Press  12.10.2014
OTTAWA - The Harper government is looking to hire staff at Veterans Affairs.Job notices for dozens of front-line positions in cities across...
Harper Tries To Deflect Veterans Lawsuit Heat Onto Liberals

Harper Tries To Deflect Veterans Lawsuit Heat Onto Liberals

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  12. 9.2014
OTTAWA - The new veterans charter, a marquee deal defended and championed by Stephen Harper's Conservatives since 2006, suddenly became...
Liberals To Fantino: You're No Jim Flaherty

Liberals To Fantino: You're No Jim Flaherty

Ryan Maloney  12. 8.2014
Liberals are again invoking the legacy of the late Jim Flaherty to criticize the Harper government, this time over its treatment of veterans. For...
Veterans Affairs' Disability Branch Saw Major Cuts For Years: Report

Veterans Affairs' Disability Branch Saw Major Cuts For Years: Report

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  12. 7.2014
OTTAWA -- Some of the biggest job cuts at Veterans Affairs in recent years have been in the disability awards branch -- the division targeted...