Veteran Affairs

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Soldiers, Don't Trust Canada to Bring You Home From Iraq Alive

The Canadian Forces situation is dire. Our compensation system woefully decrepit. Our government spends 1 per cent of the GDP on defense on par with Lithuania and Latvia. The equipment that soldiers use is in such a poor state that the probability of sustaining casualties is much higher. Casualties that veterans affairs can't possibly handle given the current state the department is in. The truth of the matter is Canada is about as ready for another war as the Hapsburgs were in 1914. I implore upon those deploying to Iraq to take care. I understand how much you want to deploy. You must understand that the current government support to you are hollow promises and even though you have given a blank cheque for this country the feeling is far from mutual if you return home missing pieces.
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Fantino's Tory Boosterism Challenged

OTTAWA - Only four of Canada's 521 severely wounded Canadian veterans might be eligible to receive up $10,000 per month in allowances and benefits under the Conservative government's beefed-up veteran...
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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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New Headache For Fantino's Office?

OTTAWA - Already under fire for the closure of eight regional Veterans Affairs offices, the Conservative government is now facing a fresh barrage of criticism for changes to a national home-care progr...
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Injured Canadian Troops Get The Boot

OTTAWA - Gravely injured troops are being booted from the military before they qualify for a pension, despite assurances to the contrary from the Harper government.A former reserve combat engineer was...
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Tories Failing Veterans, Critics Say

OTTAWA - Political pressure is mounting on the Harper government to close gaps in its long-championed veterans legislation.New Democrats say leaked details of an upcoming veterans ombudsman's report s...