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...
Harper Sticks Up For Fantino, Mocks NDP's 'Slow Descent'

Harper Sticks Up For Fantino, Mocks NDP's 'Slow Descent'

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press  12. 2.2014
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to the defence of his embattled veterans affairs minister Tuesday as calls continued for Julian...
Fantino Must Resign: NDP, Liberals

Fantino Must Resign: NDP, Liberals

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  12. 1.2014
OTTAWA - Julian Fantino was greeted Monday in the House of Commons by opposition demands that he step down — but how much of a political...
Tories Slammed For Reportedly Spreading $200M For Veterans Over 50 Years

Tories Slammed For Reportedly Spreading $200M For Veterans Over 50 Years

Ryan Maloney  11.28.2014
Opposition MPs are accusing Conservatives of deceiving Canadians by not disclosing that a $200-million investment to help veterans deal...
$1.1 Billion In Lapsed Funding For Veterans 'Not Lost Money': Fantino

$1.1 Billion In Lapsed Funding For Veterans 'Not Lost Money': Fantino

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press  11.23.2014
HALIFAX - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said Sunday the department's $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years...
Veterans Groups Irate Over $1.1B In Unspent Funds

Veterans Groups Irate Over $1.1B In Unspent Funds

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  11.20.2014
OTTAWA - Veterans groups are responding angrily to news that the federal department responsible for their care and benefits was unable...
Tories To Mend Fences With Some, But Not All, Veterans

Tories To Mend Fences With Some, But Not All, Veterans

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  11.19.2014
OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs is embarking Wednesday on an effort to rebuild bridges with groups that represent disgruntled ex-soldiers, but...
Angry Vets To Soldiers: Help Us Beat Harper In Next Election

Angry Vets To Soldiers: Help Us Beat Harper In Next Election

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  11.12.2014
OTTAWA - A group of angry veterans, who want the Harper government defeated in the next election, is appealing to serving members of the...
Harper Rightfully Snubs the Chinese Government for Remembrance Day

Harper Rightfully Snubs the Chinese Government for Remembrance Day

11. 3.2014
Stephen Harper has decided to be in Ottawa for Remembrance Day. He had originally planned to blow off what is arguably the second-most...

Tories To Overhaul Veterans' Benefits Again

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  10. 1.2014
OTTAWA - The Harper government plans further changes to its oft-maligned veterans charter, hoping to take the political sting out of complaints...
Half Of Canada's Badly Wounded Vets Not Getting Cheques: Watchdog

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

Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press  08.19.2014
OTTAWA - A new report by Canada's veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country's most severely disabled ex-soldiers are not receiving...