Kent Hehr

Injured Soldiers Being Cut Loose Too Soon: Military Watchdog

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Gary Walbourne has released a landmark report.

Feds Give $2.9M Boost To Program Helping Vets Find Work

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Politics

The money is going to the Mood Disorders Society of Canada.

Liberals Not Standing By Promises To Vets: Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Government still battling ex-soldiers in court.

Minister Pledges 'Relatively Timely' Action On Homeless Veterans

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Politics

There's no telling yet how much it will cost.

Ottawa's Refusal To Help Veteran Is 'Bureaucratic BS': N.S. Premier

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics

"Denials, denials ... To say many of us are disgusted by this act is an understatement."

Vets Who Once Fought Tories Will Now Protest Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics

At issue: the treatment of 94-year-old veteran Petter Blindheim.

Feds Reject 94-Year-Old Vet's Call For Help

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Petter Blindheim was commended by the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Liberal MP's Flyer Touts Veterans' Benefit That Didn't Happen

CBC | CBC News | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberal government is actually taking veterans back to court after a legal truce of sorts reached by the former Conservative government expired in May.

I Want To Hear From All Veterans, Even If They're Mad At Me

Kent Hehr | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

I want to thank Bruce Moncur for his piece, "Trudeau's Liberals Anything But Sunny Ways For Veterans," and for attending Veterans Affairs Canada's (VAC) stakeholder summit on May 9 to 10. To date, it was the department's largest and best-attended, and he made some invaluable contributions both as a member of the greater assembly and individually when we had an opportunity to speak one-on-one during a lunch break. Bruce points out in his piece that Budget 2016 did not include all of the items in the mandate letter I received from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when I took office as minister of veterans affairs in November 2015. He's right.

Hauling Vets To Court A 'Disgrace': Opposition

CBC | John Paul Tasker, CBC News | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics

"It is shameful."

Feds Strike Special Cabinet Committee On Fort McMurray Aid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau will visit the town Friday.

Legal Truce Over Veterans Benefits On Shaky Ground

CBC | John Paul Tasker, CBC News | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Justice department lawyers are threatening to return the case to court.

Veterans Affairs Must Rein In Medical Pot: Auditor General

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Veterans Affairs has covered medical marijuana costs since 2008.

Vets Want Liberal Pledges In Writing Before Dropping Lawsuit

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Politics

A settlement looms.

Veterans Emergency Fund Runs Out Of Money

CBC | Evan Dyer, CBC News | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics

When a military veteran is in crisis and can't wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to turn, veterans caseworkers and volunteer organizations have been ...

Liberals Shower Veterans In Cash, But Big Questions Remain

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Critics aren't sure if the lives of ex-soldiers will be made better.

Veterans Affairs Minister Wants Answers About Pot

CBC | Catherine Cullen, CBC News | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr says he wants answers following a spike in the number of veterans turning to the government to pay for their me...

Homeless Veterans A Top Priority For Liberals, Says Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics

He said his department has never been equipped — nor had a mandate — to deal with the issue.

Liberals Have 'Aggressive Mandate' To Solve Veterans Issues

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Politics

"We made political hay out of this file and it's up to me and our government to deliver."

Many New Liberal MPs Have Compelling Stories

CP Politics | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Celina Caesar-Chavannes, born in Grenada, is just one rookie to watch.

30 Rookie MPs To Watch

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Some fascinating people are set to make their mark in the next session of Parliament.

Get To Know Alberta's New Liberal MPs

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

The biggest pledge the Liberals have made to Alberta is to heavily invest in urban infrastructure.

How Did Strategic Voting Play Out In Alberta?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

Calgary strategic voting group 1VoteMatters identified leading progressive candidates across Canada in advance of the Oct. 19 federal election.

Volunteer Door-Knocker May Have Saved Voter's Life

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Calgary Liberal candidate Kent Hehr applauded the volunteer for acting quickly.

Calgary Centre Candidates Caught In 'Deadlock'

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

"This is definitely a race to watch."