Veteran's Affairs Canada

Trudeau Re-Opens Veterans Office Closed By Harper

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Politics

The office was closed as a cost-saving measure under the Harper government, along with several others across the country.

Prime Minister, Take Care Of Our Veterans

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

We all know where the problems are. Disappointingly, the Trudeau government is using the same delaying tactics of its predecessors. Canadians won't ignore this. Veterans were a key issue in the last election and will continue to be until they are treated with respect and compassion.

Veterans Day Honours Aboriginal Soldiers Who Fought, Died For Canada

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Politics

November 8 is National Aboriginal Veterans Day.

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.

Medical Marijuana Use Up When Veterans Have Access: Report

CP | Jordan Press | Posted 09.05.2016 | Canada Living

"If a veteran tells another veteran about something that is working for disability, you can be guaranteed that they will tell a hundred other vets.'

Veterans Affairs Ready To Recommend New Strategy On Homeless Vets

CP | Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2016 | Canada Politics

"We have an obligation to address this issue of veteran homelessness.''

Ontario Woman Upset At Veterans Affairs For Denying Payment To Late Father

CBC | Muriel Draaisma, CBC News | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Politics

The daughter of a Second World War veteran who died before he could receive compensation from Veteran Affairs Canada is angry that Ottawa did not proc...

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.

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.

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.

Liberals, Tories Spar Over Veterans Lawsuit

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics

"The prime minister misled veterans in the last election."

Don't Give Injured Vets More Paperwork, Give Us Your Trust

Paul Franklin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Paul Franklin

We need a system that reduces the number of hoops the limbless have to jump through, and a system that understands that if your friend dies in your arms there may be days that are difficult.

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 ...

Families Of Ex-Soldiers Left In Crisis: Veterans Watchdog

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Politics

A new report says substantial gaps remain for vets who have left the system or are about to leave.

Vets Gear Up For Another Legal Fight With Ottawa

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Politics

A dozen ex-soldiers have come forward.

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.

Veterans Affairs Under-Spent By $200 Million Last Year

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada Politics

The figures are contained in the latest plans and priority report for the federal budget year that ended last March.

Ombudsmen Probing Buried Report Critical Of Veterans Affairs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent says he's not seen the draft, let alone a final version of the report, but wants one. 

How We Can Support Veterans 365 Days A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

From mental health support to volunteering, there are so many ways to show your respect.

Harper 'Disrespected' Vets For 9 Years: Mulcair

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics

The NDP leader is pledging $454 million over four years for vets suffering from PTSD.

Tories Defensive Over $1.13B In Unspent Vets Cash

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Eric O'Toole has a simple explanation for a controversial $1.13 billion spending lapse and the subsequent return of...

Being a Soldier Is Great, Until You Get Injured or Sick

Bruce Moncur | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

Being a soldier is a great career as long as you don't get injured or sick. Even when the military has cases of medical malpractice they do not take responsibility for their actions. If you don't believe me ask Robyn Young or the thousands of others like her who suffer at the hands of a company with no accountability. It is the only organization not obliged to take care of its injured employees.

Hiring Spree Doesn't Mean Cuts Went Too Far: Veterans Affairs Minister

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs has been on a hiring spree this week, but the minister in charge says it's not a signal that the Conservative government bel...

Vets Get More Help Navigating Bureaucratic Maze

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs will be hiring up to 100 additional case managers to help guide the country's former soldiers through the maze of the federa...