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Fantino OUT At Veterans Affairs

OTTAWA — On the night of last year's infamous televised showdown between Julian Fantino and angry veterans, one of those sent in ahead of time to smooth the way was Erin O'Toole, the man who on Monday...
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Fantino 'Humbled' By Demotion

OTTAWA - The text of a statement issued Monday by Julian Fantino after he was removed as minister of veterans affairs and returned to his old job as associate minister of defence:I will remain forever...
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Fantino Must Resign: NDP, Liberals

OTTAWA - Julian Fantino was greeted Monday in the House of Commons by opposition demands that he step down — but how much of a political liability the veterans affairs minister may be for the Conserva...
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Fantino Unveils New War Monument

BURLINGTON, Ont. - A monument dedicated to eight Royal Canadian Navy ships that served in the Korean War was unveiled in Burlington, Ont., Monday, to mark the 61st anniversary of the armistice to end...
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Fantino Confronted By Veteran's Wife

OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs is spending an additional $4 million on advertising this year — including television spots throughout the NHL playoffs — but ignoring the plight of families who care for inju...
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Veterans Affairs Told To Step Up

OTTAWA - Veterans of bureaucratic battles over the treatment of ex-soldiers unleashed a scathing critique Tuesday of the Harper government's record.Outspoken advocate Sean Bruyea, at the centre of a p...
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Fantino's Good News For Injured Vets

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has announced a government initiative that would give priority and more employment opportunities in the federal public service to veterans and personnel who ar...
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Our "Meeting" With Minister Fantino Made Me Sick

As you may or may not know this past week, I was part of a delegation of veterans that pled and begged that the designated Veterans Affairs offices earmarked for closure remain open. While preparing for the press conference, the minister entered our room. The veterans, some upwards of 85 years old, had been going non-stop for 12 hours at this point. Hungry, weary and upset at the minister's failure to materialize at the earlier scheduled meeting made the room feel like a ticking time bomb. I felt sick to my stomach and I knew this would end badly.
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Fantino Apologizes To Furious Veterans

OTTAWA - Julian Fantino offered an olive branch Wednesday to former soldiers left angry and insulted by the way the minister of veterans affairs dealt with their concerns.The Conservatives were in ful...