Sean Bruyea

Canada's Veterans Deserve A Courageous Ombudsman

Sean Bruyea | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Sean Bruyea

Canada's military veterans are suffering another condition of late: envy. They watch National Defence Ombudsman Gary Walbourne, relentlessly petition government to improve the lives of soldiers. Veterans long for their Ombudsman, Guy Parent, to have the same backbone.

New Veterans Policies Broke Federal Rules: Advocate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics

An advocate says the Conservative government broke federal Treasury Board rules that require public consultation on new measures.

Veterans Affairs Told To Step Up

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans of bureaucratic battles over the treatment of ex-soldiers unleashed a scathing critique Tuesday of the Harper government's record.Ou...

Why Are We in Such a Hurry to Forget Veterans?

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Every year, we put on a poppy, read a few feel-good stories about the surviving Second World War veterans, and maybe observe a moment of silence on the 11th. But veterans' news stories disappear almost immediately and are replaced with tales of holiday consumer-orgies. We should not be so quick to forget them.

Privacy Violation as a Weapon Against Veterans

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

There are many cases of privacy violation at Veterans Affairs. Those that have gone public have two things in common: they have all spoken out about VAC policy and they are all veterans. Some can prove the Minister was given their information. Some can only prove that Ministerial staff was reading their files. Why is this happening?