Veterans' issues should be above politics. The men and women who serve our country, who are killed and maimed in its name and who bring their families into service with them (who serve in a different but substantial way) deserve more than to be the subject of political rhetoric and the object of electoral gamesmanship that is neither befitting our country nor helpful to our veterans.
Fantino was replaced as the minister Monday by Erin O'Toole. Fantino returned to the post of associate minister for defence
Canadians have a new minister of veterans affairs after Julian Fantino's tumultuous tenure in the role came to an end Monday
OTTAWA — Conservative MP Erin O'Toole wants Canadians to how just how excited he is about the Harper government's new tax
Under the 2007 rules, getting vouched requires finding a qualified voter living in your electoral riding, whose name appears on that riding's list of registered electors, who possesses Elections Canada-approved identification, and who agrees to testify in person, at your polling place, in your presence, that you are legally eligible to vote. A voucher can only vouch once per election, and vouchers can't vouch for other vouchers. And the poll clerk has to buy his story. I don't know about you, but that strikes me as a bit complicated.
Allow me to introduce you to Master Corporal David Desjardins, a decorated veteran and former CF Military Police officer who was present at the now infamous meeting with Minister Fantino. Dave has a few things he'd like to explain.
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.