All posts tagged veterans’ 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 […]

Hiring veterans not a priority for O’Toole

by Sean Bruyea    For the first time in eight decades, issues affecting Canada’s military veterans issues are featured prominently in an election.    With so much at stake, why would government yet again mess up another issue with veterans: priority hiring into the federal public service? Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole, in another installment […]

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 […]