All posts tagged veterans

Less pretty words, more substantial action needed for military families

This piece was first published in the Hill Times on May 31, 2017. They have been called our “best kept secret.” Will the current government’s defence policy review and decades of tight-fisted budgets continue to relegate the centres that serve our nation’s military and veteran families to social and fiscal obscurity? It has been more […]

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 […]

Why Canada needs to pry open the doors of the legion’s headquarters

Sean Bruyea The national leadership of the Royal Canadian Legion faces a crisis in confidence with its membership along with Canada’s veterans. All Canadians should be concerned with this, given the legion’s responsibility for the poppy symbol and the millions donated as a result. The legion once actively and assertively advocated for the rights of […]