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Why do we need to vote?


It is with special privilege that I repost a blog under A VETERAN’S VOICE by Wolf William Solkin found on Canadian Veterans’ Advocacy web site. Wolf is a World War II veteran, currently residing at St. Ann’s hospital in Montréal. … Continue reading

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WE CHALLENGE OUR GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON MEFLQOUINE


Getting help for veterans and citizens suffering from the adverse effects of mefloquine or Lariam is the government’s responsibility to right the suffering its mandatory position has caused. Continue reading

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Veterans incensed at latest VAC backtracking on public promises — both versions captured here


J.P. Blackburn, Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs, said the Government is sticking with the lump sum benefits that replaced the former life pension for veterans with a disability. Veterans, their families and Canadians can only feel the cynicism of the … Continue reading

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New book forces the military to look at sexual misbehavior and abuse


Examples of the American experience clearly show we need to provide a forum where our service women and men and vets can feel safe enough to share what has happened to them at home on base and on the battlefield. Continue reading

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A breach of any citizen’s privacy is a blight against all Canadians, not only vets


This breach of privacy against vets is an outrage that no Canadian should tolerate. Our military essentially guard all Canadian citizens’ human rights. To have our vets’ privacy abused is a WAKE-UP call to the country. Whose files are next? Yours and mine. Continue reading

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Ottawa stalls vets ombudsman again on Agent Orange Ex-Gratia Payments


Ottawa is deliberately DOING NOTHING to help our vets. In the last six months Veterans Affairs has received 271 applications for the Agent Orange Ex-Gratia payments, but if the Order in Council is not extended these applications are buried. Continue reading

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Returning Home


For that moment, he’s vulnerable. He lets you see into him, and then the impact of seeing you again strikes him. He sees how you’ve changed, and aged, worrying about him. He mentally pulls a mask over his need for comfort to protect you from all that he has seen and what he has become. Continue reading

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Support our returning vets


This time the public must get behind their vets and demand the social services they deserve and need. This is the most important tribute we can give our returning vets for the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of our country.

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