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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 […]

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 […]

Parliament Has No Obligation to Fight for Veterans, even though Veterans Fight and Die for Us

Sean Bruyea In the coming days, Parliament will release a highly-controversial report on the embattled veterans legislation known as the New Veterans Charter (NVC). Will this report help repair or will it contribute to the immense broken trust government has provoked within an increasingly-disillusioned veteran community? The forthcoming report is part of a legally-mandated “comprehensive […]