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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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CBC says civil union disagrees with VAC minister’s assurances — budget cuts will hit veterans’ services


For those who have not seen this, the following is a direct repost of the CBC News website. BONNIE Veterans Affairs cut will hit services, says union Minister says changes will safeguard veterans’ benefits CBC News Posted: Mar 7, 2012 8:12 … Continue reading

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Veterans need public support to help homeless vets. And that means YOU.


To make up the gap left by bureaucratic ditherings, caring veterans and advocates are forming charitable foundations to appeal to the public for direct help. Perhaps the fastest growing organization is V.E.T.S. — Veterans Emergency Transition Services — established in 2011.  … Continue reading

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Sean Bruyea posts suggestions on how to fix Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board


 The following post first appeared in Sean Bruyea’s blog posted Feb. 13, 2012. BONNIE Just when Ottawa bureaucrats and politicians thought they would have a quiet week following unsuccessful attempts to placate stakeholders in an Ottawa conference room this week (click … Continue reading

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Updates on November 5 Veterans Protest Rally and Penny for Veterans campaign


The following two excerpts are from the newsletter produced by the CANADIAN VETERANS ADVOCACY. You can participate with our veterans across Canada in a national protest on Saturday, November 5, 2011. For more information, a contact and web address are … Continue reading

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Veteran on recent Hunger Strike sends message of thanks


Fabien Melanson, who was recently on a hunger strike in front of the national headquarters of Veterans Affairs Canada in Charlottetown, PEI, to bring attention to veterans’ problems across the country as well as his own personal quest, has posted a … Continue reading

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One veteran’s open letter of thanks to Veterans Affairs for apologizing to fellow vet on hunger strike.


Out of his concern for the way veterans have been treated up until now, Cpl. Kenneth H. Young CD (ret) has contributed many articles on Homecoming Vets. In this one, he thanks Canada’s new Minister of Veterans Affairs, Steve Blaney, for interceding on … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Hunger Strike Ends. VAC Apologizes.


I am posting an announcement posted today in its entirety so there is no misunderstanding about Fabien Melanson’s hunger stike ending. BONNIE VETERAN HUNGER STRIKE ENDS AFTER 11 DAYS / GREVE DE LA FAIM VETERAN SE TERMINE APRÈS 11 JOURS       Written … Continue reading

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Can you live on $600 per month? This is the disability pension the hunger-striking veteran has been receiving. CANADA wake up! Enough veterans have died waiting for fair treatment. Are we going to let another one starve to death?


In the National Post  article entitled, Hunger-striking veteran aims to reform system, Fabien has turned down the help offered on Friday from Country Western singer Julian Austin to find volunteers and funds to rebuild his house. Instead, Fabien has raised the stakes … Continue reading

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