Tag Archives: Canadian Press

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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One veteran leads landmark settlement with feds worth $887.8M but award still fraught with unfair treatment


Canadian veterans have been waiting to see the results of a class-action lawsuit against the Government of Canada clawing back military pensions. Disabled veterans have seen their long-term disability benefits reduced by the amount of the monthly  Veterans Affairs disability pensions … Continue reading

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What is really behind the shooting of Veteran Greg Matters?


Every day we seem to read more sad news. For veterans, the most shocking is the news B.C. police killed a fellow veteran in a long stand-off. For Eric Rebiere, a former RCMP constable and military veteran, he questions the validity of … Continue reading

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Veteran’s full letter to PM to probe abusive review and appeal board


The following is a full copy of the letter Harold Leduc recently wrote to the prime minister. In an earlier article written by the Canadian Press’ Murray Brewster, only a portion of it was quoted. In light of today’s story … Continue reading

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Veteran pleads with Harper to probe leaky, abusive review and appeal board


This article is reposted from THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. BONNIE By: Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press Posted: 03/7/2012 4:41 PM | Last Modified: 03/7/2012 5:31 PM   OTTAWA – A long-standing member of Canada‘s embattled veterans review board is appealing to … Continue reading

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Veterans in Parliament to support NDP motion to protect VAC from budget cuts witness gov’t. spin masters


The Canadian Press‘ Murray Brewster and CTV is in Ottawa following the debate in Parliament over the NDP motion to block budget cuts to VAC. They have to give fair and balanced reporting, which follows. After watching CSPAN, however, it is clear … Continue reading

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Winnipeg Free Press going after VRAB’s mistreatment of veterans


Murray Brewster, a well-known journalist who covered the war in Afghanistan and witnessed what many of our veterans endured while fighting there, is accessing VRAB records and communications through the Freedom of Information Act to expose the  unpardonable treatment of vets by our … Continue reading

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New RAPID RESPONSE RESOURCE for vets and armed forces, RCMP or emergency personnel needing help


We’re moving the concept of Red Fridays into a whole new dimension. Jeff Rose-Martland of OUR DUTY website is organizing a national who’s-who list of volunteers willing to help vets and current service people in distress. Please look over the … Continue reading

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