Canada Veteran Pensions

Do Not Promise Veterans What You Refuse To Deliver

Bruce Moncur | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

What was left off of Budget 2016 as well as the reestablishment of life-long pensions was a line stating "increase the veteran survivor's pension amount from 50 per cent to 70 per cent." This means that every day 30 veterans are dying and their widows or widowers are still having their partner's pension cut in half.

Trudeau's Liberals Anything But Sunny Ways For Veterans

Bruce Moncur | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

The Liberal government was going to allow the abeyance on the Equitas lawsuit -- the court case in which the government has been arguing the "moral obligation" they have to soldiers maimed in war -- to run out. The biggest piece of the Liberal party platform and mandate letter was the reestablishment of life-long pension, and now they are going to court to argue against it.

Tories On Defensive After Soldiers Given Boot

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The distinction between a soldier who's ready to leave the military versus one who is willing to go was on full display Wednesday as the Harp...

Injured Canadian Troops Get The Boot

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

OTTAWA - Gravely injured troops are being booted from the military before they qualify for a pension, despite assurances to the contrary from the Harp...

Fighting Vets An 'Obscene Waste Of Taxpayers' Money'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government spent $750,462 in legal fees fighting veterans over the clawback of military pensions, documents tabled in Parliament s...