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How the Harper Government Is Honouring Our Heroes

Laurie Hawn | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Laurie Hawn

Let me be clear: It is our duty to provide services to veterans in need from the time they begin their transition to civilian life until they pass away. And of course this is not just about veterans, but their families. That includes ensuring access to a dignified funeral and burial.

Harper Cares More About Dead Veterans Than Living Ones

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

There is a stark contrast between what Veterans want and need, and what the Harper Government is presenting. Veterans need benefits, pensions, enough money to live on, and assistance accessing programs. Veterans are in crisis across Canada -- mental health crisis, financial crisis, family crisis resulting from both -- and deserve help. Decorated Veterans are suing Canada for not providing for them; a shameful situation which decent people would settle quickly. What has Harper offered? No jobs, more expensive health plans, more emphasis on the depersonalized VAC web service.

Relief Coming For Veterans Burial Fund?

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

OTTAWA - The Harper government may be ready to improve access to a federal fund that gives impoverished ex-soldiers a dignified burial, says a veteran...

Fund To Cover Funerals For Needy Veterans Restricted: PBO

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

OTTAWA - Despite changes made last spring to a federal fund meant to give impoverished veterans a dignified burial, the agency is expected to spend le...

Freedom, Democracy, Justice

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Politics

HONG KONG - Canadians should live their lives worthy of the freedom, democracy and justice they enjoy as a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacr...

Harper Fails To Address Concerns About Burials For Poor Veterans

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Politics

MANILA, Philippines - Stephen Harper offered no acknowledgment Saturday of concerns raised by veterans' groups, funeral home directors and many others...

Tories Defend Veteran Funeral Fund That Rejects Most Applicants

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney, who championed improvements to a federal burial fund for impoverished ex-soldiers, was put in the aw...