Canada Veterans Affairs

Raising Benefits For Military, RCMP Would Add $6B Liability: Watchdog

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics

A private member's bill calls for raising retirement benefit payments to surviving spouses and children.

On October 19th, Let's Remember Who We Are As Canadians

Michael Rowe | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Rowe

There is nothing intrinsically "Canadian," let alone "conservative," about leveraging insecurity, racism and xenophobia for votes through ethnic scapegoating. That is not a "conservative" strategy; it's a fascist strategy with a long and bloody history, and it has no place in Canada. On October 19th, we have a chance to "take our country back." We have the chance to declare once and for all that who and what we are as Canadians is no longer for sale. We have a chance to steer Canada off its collision course with history, to save it from derailing and crashing beyond our ability to recognize it, let alone repair it.

Veterans Affairs' $4.3-Million Ad Campaign Failed: Report

CBC | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Veterans Affairs Canada says its $4.3-million ad campaign last year was "effective," but internal polling shows the ads were mocked and derided by man...

Veterans Affairs Scrambling To Fix Reservists' Pension Problems

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole is urging the Senate to pass a government bill fast-tracking wounded ex-soldiers into federal jobs, sa...

Families Of Fallen Canadians In Afghanistan Reflect On Loss

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Was it all worth it?It is a brutally awkward question, especially when posed in the context of Afghanistan.There is no shortage of people opi...

How a Typo Ruined a Veteran's Life

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

A recent documentary shows how in 2004, a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) typo sent a veteran's pension into somebody else's bank account. VAC won't take responsibility for the problem. They deprived a man of his rightful income for months, but, when it comes to the impact, VAC is as uncaring as a hit-and-run driver.

Sleepy Tory MP Bounced From Committee

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative MP accused of falling asleep during a presentation by homeless veterans has been removed from the House of Commons committee w...

Major Job Cuts At Veterans Affairs

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's Veterans Affairs Department is expected to get smaller by 500 jobs over the next few years, a House of Commons committee was told Tu...

Veterans Affairs Faces Hundreds Of Job Cuts

CP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics

CHARLOTTETOWN - The Charlottetown Guardian says Veterans Affairs Canada plans to cut 500 positions over the next four years.Citing an unnamed source, ...