After years of neglecting the military community and disrespecting the values by which we live, Trudeau's hollow commemorations have grown disrespectful.
Bruce Moncur was born in Windsor, Ontario, and joined the military reserves in high school, during the summer of 2001. In 2006, he suffered severe injuries during Operation Medusa in a "friendly fire" incident between Canadian and American troops. After undergoing two brain surgeries and extensive rehabilitation, Moncur was released from the Canadian Forces. He recently completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Windsor and works as a jeweller.
With the recent budget, I will be entering my 11th year without a life long disability pension, 9 years under the Conservatives and now two with the Liberals. The Trudeau government campaigned on the reestablishment of these pensions. Three times they made public overtures to that effect that in fact if and when they formed government they will re-establish the life long pensions that they took away in 2006 to begin with.
04/07/2017 11:23 EDT
Trappers Festival is rooted in First Nations territory and shaped by Metis tradition and by those that have settled over the years. It is a festival soaked in plaid, in the middle of winter, demonstrating just how rough and tumble Canadians still are.
02/21/2017 01:33 EST
If I were a member of the Liberal caucus who unceremoniously and quietly replaced a parliamentary secretary that cared about veterans with someone that helped ensure that 2015 would not be the last past-the-post election, I know I couldn't look myself in the mirror.
02/01/2017 11:00 EST
My message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is that Lionel Desmond's death and his killing of his family could have been avoided. It's time to stop lying to veterans. It's time to stop fighting veterans.
01/16/2017 05:01 EST
I have put Prime Minister Trudeau up for a Guinness World Record. Not for most selfies by a world leader, or kilometres traveled abroad in the first year as leader. Record 161124012737mbep states "Most Broken Election Promises by a Western Democracy."
12/20/2016 03:13 EST
The Manitoba party establishment has inexplicably brought in a proposed series of changes that would give it some of the most restrictive membership and leadership processes of any NDP section in the country. The NDP cannot afford to disenfranchise anyone, and to do so is extremely shortsighted.
12/13/2016 12:05 EST
As this headline from the Winnipeg Free Press states, "Bell-MTS deal unlikely to be good for Manitobans." Reducing the amount of competition from five carriers to four inevitably means higher prices.
12/08/2016 08:09 EST
Recently, a scandal involving the moving expenses of two of Prime Minister Trudeau's most trusted inner circle surfaced. It cost taxpayers $200,000 to move these two staffers 500 kilometers up the 401. It reminds me of when I helped former deputy speaker Joe Comartin move out of his apartment in Ottawa.
09/27/2016 03:24 EDT
I can see no benefit to allowing organized crime to collect one dollar let alone 10 billion. Legalizing marijuana and single sports betting will cripple their abilities to operate. Then there is the income it will produce to eliminate Liberal deficits crippling provinces and the country.
09/21/2016 11:18 EDT
As Northern Manitoba hemorrhages jobs, the federal and provincial government seem content arguing on who is to blame and following a policy of complacency. Apart from pictures in canoes and superficial ceremonies, actual help will not be forthcoming.
08/26/2016 05:00 EDT
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.
06/10/2016 04:59 EDT
The Liberal government was going to allow the abeyance on the Equitas lawsuit -- the court case in which the government has been arguing the "moral obligation" they have to soldiers maimed in war -- to run out. The biggest piece of the Liberal party platform and mandate letter was the reestablishment of life-long pension, and now they are going to court to argue against it.
06/01/2016 12:25 EDT
Windsor, Ontario is a city desperately in need of helping, but none is coming. Change is needed, and overall it is being hindered at every corner by a mayor and a select group of city councillors whose actions have historically resulted in the worst possible outcome. It is time to get rid of the dinosaurs and puppets in charge and demand some measure of competence and accountability. Before it's too late.
05/11/2016 03:55 EDT
On February 15, 2016, I went to a Bernie Sanders rally in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is a hero to so many, and even if he does not get the nomination he has begun to make others advocate for what is right. He has done what so many other politicians have failed to do, get the attention of the young voter.
02/22/2016 11:02 EST
Ottawa has become increasingly opaque, inaccessible and unaccountable. The systematic destruction of Canadian values by the Conservative government has made this country unrecognizable. I believe we can bring back the Canada we used to know -- your votes will determine whether or not the sacrifices made by this generation and every generation before it were wasted on Stephen Harper and the Conservative agenda.
09/28/2015 12:34 EDT
The Liberals have proven time and time again to be no friend to the soldiers. Chrétien wearing his helmet on backwards (then chiding soldiers as they tried to show him how to wear it properly) and the elder Trudeau's morale-killing reorganizations have made a lasting impression on generations of military men and women who have been burned by the Liberals one too many times -- by pandering to the veteran community, the Liberals are hoping that the memory of soldiers does not go beyond the year 2000.
09/02/2015 07:59 EDT
Last week on Power and Politics, retired general and star Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie chided the Minister of Veterans Affairs "to lead or get out of the way." His tone and mannerisms were that of a general berating a captain.
09/02/2015 05:55 EDT
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.
04/27/2015 09:39 EDT
I call the areas that used to have an office "Veteran Dead Zones" and encourage any soldier who will have to rely on Veterans Affairs to avoid living in these areas. The frustrating experiences that soldiers have to endure at the hands of an overworked understaffed offices only serves to exasperate soldiers further, resulting in a refusal to seek the services required. In essence, the government saves $5-million in operating costs, but the savings in providing the services will be in the tens of millions of dollars.
03/01/2015 11:37 EST
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