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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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Is tough love in tough times the best strategy for helping despairing veterans?


I just read a very important post by a former mountie and veteran that I think we all need to think about because so many of our veterans from the Armed Forces, RCMP and emergency response personnel have fallen into emotional … Continue reading

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Harper’s continued betrayal of Canadian vets is worse than high treason


Charlottetown Senator Percy Downe continues to track Harper’s hypocrisy. If he is this two-faced with our vets, how is he manipulating the rest of Canadians? How long are we going to continue to be his prize dupes? What Percy Downe notes is … 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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It’s worth repeating what Canadian Vets say


It was my experience in dealing with Veterans Affairs that, once out of uniform, it is the veteran who is the enemy.” Continue reading

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An ombudsman we need to keep for our vets


It is in the government’s best interest to have soldiers killed overseas rather than wounded because the liability is shorter term. Stogran said he’s going to spend his last three months in office telling Canadians how badly vets are being treated. He’s urging people to protest the government’s handling of veterans’ problems. Write letters to the editor, to MPs and ministers, he said; post messages on the Internet; stand up for vets. Continue reading

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