He was a "force to be reckoned with."
“Is there another way that this could be looked at? This is what the government needs to look at.”
A different prime minister said the same thing 9 years ago.
The day after winning the election, Prime Minister Trudeau proclaimed to the world that 35 million Canadians were now "back" and the team behind him seemed to revel in that line. Such a bold claim within hours of an election win deserves some scrutiny to find out where Canada had been if we were now back.
Said Candice Bergen of Trudeau in 2013: "I don't think he could say 'good morning everyone' if he wasn't reading it."
It comes with an $80,000 pay bump.
Most veterans joined the Forces between the ages of 18 and 22 and serve a large portion of their adult lives in uniform. When they leave the military, they are leaving behind comrades who continue to serve Canada, so it is a priority for them to see that the military has the equipment and support it needs. Probably the largest reason why many veterans support the Conservative Party is because they have seen both the equipment and morale improve dramatically under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The last Liberal government hollowed out the military during the "Decade of Darkness." From used submarines to the dated green uniforms for Afghanistan, the Liberals did not make a properly equipped military a priority.
Veterans Affairs Canada says its $4.3-million ad campaign last year was "effective," but internal polling shows the ads were
Last fall, then veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino faced opposition calls for his resignation or firing over his handling
Several weeks ago, when I learned about the potential requirement for a veteran who has lost a limb to have to continually verify their injury I asked for this to be examined to ensure such a procedure never takes place. To date, my department is ensuring that this is not a requirement from a VAC administration requirement and we are determined to work with third party insurance providers to ensure that such requirements are not part of the process facing the veteran either.
About Erin O'Toole
Erin O’Toole is the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, elected in August, 2020. Prior to entering politics, he served as a captain in the Canadian Forces Air Command and practiced corporate law. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2012 as the MP for Durham. He formerly held the position of veterans affairs minister under the government of Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper from January to November 2015.