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New Veterans Charter
Saying it had to modernize to reflect the new, unwrinkled face of the Canadian veteran, the federal government revamped legislation governing benefits for retiring and disabled soldiers in 2006. The New Veterans Charter, introduced by the Liberals under Paul Martin, backed by all parties and passed by the newly elected Harper Conservatives, was designed to meet the complex needs of veterans from the war in Afghanistan.
Young soldiers didn't want to sit at home, waiting for a cheque in the mail, reasoned the government. They wanted work in civilian society and to live fulfilled lives. The Veterans Charter would provide that by offering improved counselling, vocational training and one-on-one case management.
Veterans at the time warned that the new charter would drastically cut disability payments at a time when thousands were coming home wounded from Afghanistan. The changes, critics said, were all about saving the government millions at the expense of soldiers permanently disabled in the line of duty. As it turned out, these CRITICS WERE CORRECT.
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Afghanistan Mission Stats
•39,558 Number of Canadian Afghan veterans (defined by having spent 30 or more days in-country)
•4,181 Number of veterans receiving disability benefits whose disabilities are directly related to their service in the Afghanistan mission, as of Dec. 31, 2011.
•40 Number of veterans who did five tours
•3,680 Number of female Afghan veterans (9.3 per cent of total)
•338 Approximate number of female veterans receiving disability benefits directly related to service in Afghanistan
•158 Number of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
•82 Number of dead who were from rural communities
•579 Number of veterans with injuries related to service in Afghanistan from Edmonton, the highest of any single city
•63 Percentage of veterans who were married or in common-law relationships
•635 Number of Canadian soldiers wounded in action in Afghanistan between 2001-2011
•1,412 Number of Canadian soldiers injured in non-battle situations in Afghanistan between 2001-2011
•8 Estimated percentage of Canadian soldiers suffering Afghanistan-related PTSD
•5.2 Estimated percentage of Canadian soldiers suffering other Afghanistan-related mental health issues
Department of National Defence, Library of Parliament, Veterans Affairs Canada, Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
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Bonnie Toews is a former business journalist reporting for logistics and private security magazines and now a novelist, speaks out for the victims of genocide and war, from the peacekeepers and coalition forces trying to save suppressed peoples to the children and innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of opposing powers, ideologies and cultures. Current writing "Trilogy in Treason." Member of Military Writers Society of America, American Authors Association and ACFW.
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Coming Back Home and A Veteran’s Point-of-View blogs to carry on PTSD Forum as HOMECOMING VETS website retires
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URGENT! National news wants to interview Canadian veterans who have experienced adverse anti-malaria drug effects re: Mefloquine (Lariam) immediately
URGENT: At long last we have a national broadcaster willing to do a story on the latest developments concerning the anti-malaria drug Mefloquine (Lariam). Findings in the United States prove it is a neuro toxin. NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL CANADIAN … Continue reading
More than 14,300 vets being treated for mental health plus an unknown number of reservists prove armed forces and Veterans Affairs face alarming crisis
In today’s Toronto Star Allan Wood reports that the Canadian military can no longer hide the raging mental health battle affecting our veterans and their families after they come home. Allan concentrates on one example, Lt.-Col. Rob Martin, a veteran … Continue reading
Dr. Remington Nevin speaks out in the Sunday Business Post, in an article on the adverse problems affecting Irish soldiers who have been issued the anti-malaria drug mefloquine or Lariam. In his opinion, the U.S. has withheld vital information from … Continue reading
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Dr. Remington Nevin has posted on Facebook tonight an interesting article that promises relief for those suffering from a reaction to mefloquine. Dr. Nevin makes this observation: “I’ve been trying to tell my Army minders for some time that mefloquine gap junction blockade might cause chronic … Continue reading
In a shocking release of two articles by investigative reporters, Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, we learn mefloquine, the controversial antimalaria drug issued to armed forces in Canada, the United States, Australia and Great Britain since 1989, has been used as an … Continue reading