All posts tagged VAC

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]