All posts tagged New Veterans Charter

The cruel shell game government plays with veterans

This piece was first published on the Hill Times website on February 12, 2018. The new Liberal plan for veterans is all about saving money, yet again, at the expense of veterans. The more Canadians and veterans learn of the 2019 Liberal programs, the more the confusion and anger grow. How do we survive the […]

Liberals’ new ‘pension for life’ for veterans fails to live up to campaign promises

This piece was first published on the CBC website on January 2, 2018. Canada’s military veterans who endure disabling injuries were hoping for a Christmas present: a fulfilment of the Liberal campaign promise to “re-establish lifelong pensions as an option for injured veterans.” Instead, the government merely resurrected ghosts of Christmases past with a hodgepodge of benefits […]

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 […]