Tag Archives: CFB Gagetown

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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THOSE AMONG US WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE – A SERIES ON SELF-HELP


Sometimes it is easier to be cynical and believe one person can’t make a difference, so why try? But, if everyone acted on this premise, nothing would get done. There would be no progress. Every day we make choices, and … Continue reading

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THOSE AMONG US WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE – A SERIES ON SELF-HELP


Sometimes it is easier to be cynical and believe one person can’t make a difference, so why try? But, if everyone acted on this premise, nothing would get done. There would be no progress. Every day we make choices, and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from a vet to all our vets


Kenneth H. Young CD often writes posts for Homecoming Vets and today he sends a message of THANKSGIVING. BONNIE Many people today wonder what there is to be thankful for but to them I say, “Stop for a minute and … Continue reading

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Open and URGENT Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper re: Agent Orange investigation into use at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown


Dear Mr. Prime Minister,   During my recent trip to Vietnam for the Second International Conference of Victims of Agent Orange and my subsequent guided tour of Vietnam’s children’s survivors clinics and help centers provided by, “The Vietnam Association for … Continue reading

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Kenneth H. Young CD represents Canada at Agent Orange World Conference in Viet Nam


You have all read Kenneth H. Young’s articles and know he is an upfront advocate for Canadian veterans, but few know his own story of his experience with Agent Orange. He was invited to attend a world conference about Agent … Continue reading

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Navy veteran fights Veterans’ Review and Appeal Board for disability pension


This is another veteran’s story of how he has had to fight a system that seeks ways to abort its responsibility to those who sign up their lives to our country. The length to which our VAC and the VRAB go to deny … Continue reading

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Canada’s treatment of its veterans is archaic at best and criminal at worst


In a recent article posted on the Canadian Veterans Advocacy website, retired colonel Pat Stogran (former Veterans Ombudsman) and Ryan Elrick, a 38-year-old former soldier who had his legs blown off by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2006 and is … Continue reading

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Veterans begin to submit their personal stories of inadequate government treatment


To the Honourable Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney: When Fabien Melanson was on his hunger strike recently, I invited veterans who have not had their cases properly reviewed to submit stories about their problems. This story was submitted to me … Continue reading

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