Tag Archives: Minister of Veterans Affairs (Canada)

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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The Toronto Sun’s Mark Bonokoski chastises our government for spending $750,000 in legal fees to fight veterans over the clawbacks of their pensions.


The Toronto Sun’s Mark Bonokoski is one of my favorite columnists. He says it the way it is, and he is disgusted with our government’s treatment of the very soldiers it has sent into harm’s way. For this reason, I … 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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Public Plea to Veterans Affairs Minister to Re-assess VRAB’s Negligent Performance


Murray Scot sends the following public entreaty to the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada. Veterans’ public appeals reinforce that they will not succumb to government pressure to accept the abuse of their rights and treatment as they have silently endured in the … Continue reading

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One vet defends the Canadian Legion


Although many vets have expressed strong concerns about the value of the Canadian Legion and its apparent lack of sympathy with the Legion Command’s efforts to endorse their requested amendments to the New Veterans Charter or to  fight Bill C-55 now in the … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES: The Canada Our Vets Want to Build — Their Fight for Rights and Compassionate Treatment POST SIX


Once again, Ken writes about the courage and determination of today’s vets to fight the government for the benefits they have earned. Ken’s comments origninally appeared on the Canadian Veterans Advocacy blog. BONNIE  Vets won’t be ignored by Kenneth H. Young … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES: The Canada Our Vets Want to Build — Their Fight for Rights and Compassionate Treatment POST FIVE


Bill C-55 falls short of assuring veterans they can trust Veterans Affairs Canada. Ken Young tells why. BONNIE A veteran’s reason to scream foul By Kenneth H. Young CD The sole purpose of existing for Veterans Affairs Canada, also known as … Continue reading

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