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There's no telling yet how much it will cost.
"We have an obligation to address this issue of veteran homelessness.''
He said his department has never been equipped — nor had a mandate — to deal with the issue.
Pat Stogran said he began urging individual shelters in 2009 to start collecting data and asking people whether they've had any military service.
But the data is far from complete.
Forget the homeless Veterans. Forget the lawsuits, and how the Harper Government says they are not obligated to provide for Veterans. Forget the closure of VAC Offices, the cuts to staff and the consequent loss of service to Veterans. Forget the Veterans kicked out of the Forces before they are eligible for pensions. Forget the families of poor Veterans, denied funeral expenses.
So far the issue of veterans' homelessness however has flown below the radar. A professor at Western University has now conducted 48 interviews with homeless veterans in various Canadian cities. Her findings suggest the cause of this social issue is not PTSD, but alcoholism and addiction.
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