All posts tagged Department of Veterans Affairs

Big gap between Liberal rhetoric and action on veterans issues

By Sean Bruyea Veterans and Canadians better stop holding their breath. Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr is way behind schedule and doesn’t have the oomph to fulfill his mandate letter. Ultimately, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberal government will be charged and condemned for this bungling of veterans’ issues. When broken down, Minister Hehr’s […]

Hiring veterans not a priority for O’Toole

by Sean Bruyea    For the first time in eight decades, issues affecting Canada’s military veterans issues are featured prominently in an election.    With so much at stake, why would government yet again mess up another issue with veterans: priority hiring into the federal public service? Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole, in another installment […]

Dangerous Déjà Vu for Veterans: Send the Omnibus Plate Back to the Chef

  Sean Bruyea In a bizarre and never-ending déjà vu, government is ramming through Parliament the fourth piece of veterans’ legislation in a decade. It is plainly bad legislation swallowed inside yet another budget omnibus bill. The proposed veterans’ programs are joined by a torrent of feel-good political announcements. Does the hype match reality? Do […]