All posts tagged Stephen Harper

Harper’s Man Friday

Ian Bron and Allan Cutler Last week, the government announced that Stephen Harper had appointed a new Integrity Commissioner, Joe Friday, who has been with the office since 2008 and was the last Commissioner’s Deputy. This was not a surprise to us, but it is a disappointment. It is also a slap in the face […]

Prime Minister Harper: Thank you for Julian Fantino

Dear Prime Minister Harper: Gosh, the Veterans Affairs portfolio has been difficult hasn’t it? I don’t think you have received enough credit however for appointing Julian Fantino as the Department’s Minster. He has been a blessing in disguise to Canada’s disabled veterans and their families. Canadians, particularly veterans, may be widely repulsed by the constant shenanigans […]

Parliament throws veterans under the bus, yet again

Sean Bruyea Veterans have every reason to be disillusioned with Ottawa once again. But this time, the disappointment could become the nail in Minister Julian Fantino’s Veterans Affairs coffin. The House Veterans Affairs Committee released its much anticipated report reviewing the New Veterans Charter (NVC). The legislation required a “comprehensive review” to begin last November […]