All posts tagged New Veterans Charter

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 […]

Fantino: Not tough enough for Veterans Affairs

Sean Bruyea Minister Julian Fantino is the flypaper to which incompetent management and controversy persistently buzz around and stick. It is not clear why Harper keeps appointing this individual to various cabinet positions. What is abundantly clear: Julian Fantino is not capable of effectively managing the quagmire at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). When he was […]

Minister Fantino: Less Back Patting and More Action Please

Sean Bruyea When Canadian communities experience the tragedy of a multiple homicide, it would be unthinkable to ignore the victims or refuse to hunt for the murderer. Nor do we inundate the front page of newspapers with stories about how the remaining 35 million Canadians remain alive. When Winnipeg or Calgary suffers destructive floods, we […]