All posts tagged Royal Canadian Legion

Feds love veterans for photo ops, but not so much as ‘a budget line’

Sean Bruyea Prime Minister Stephen Harper has expressed his admiration for America.  Explosive scandals in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the rapid response provide a powerful teachable moment for the PM and the “hero” of Canada’s own veteran scandals, Minister Julian Fantino. Although longstanding, wait times for healthcare from the U.S. VA exploded over […]

Feds dilly-dallying with disabled veterans

Sean Bruyea Disabled veterans and their families have been told to wait yet again while the House Committee on Veterans Affairs holds further hearings on the New Veterans Charter (NVC). An inundation of unanimous calls for government to act has been obscured by dilly-dallying, distraction and distortion on government’s part. Government appointed advisory groups since […]

Fantino: cloudy priorities in sunny Cyprus

Sean Bruyea On March 12, the flag lowered in Kabul, Canada’s most costly mission since WWII. Not a single Conservative MP attended. The next day, while eastern Canada recovered from a snowstorm, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Julian Fantino flew to a sunny Mediterranean destination. It has been 50 years since the UN mission […]