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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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Two “Toronto Star” columnists expose the reality in Afghan mission extension. Voters need to pay attention.


Except for veterans who have served in Afghanistan over the past decade, the only others who have witnessed what really happens are embedded journalists like Rosie DiManno, who never couches the truth but often uses it like a sledge hammer in her newspaper column.  … Continue reading

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Alarm bells sound for the anti-malaria drug known as mefloquine or Lariam


For years, there has been great concern about the anti-malaria drug mefloquine or Lariam as it is known by its brand name. Troops in Canada, the U.S., Holland, Australia, and Ireland especially have reported terrible adverse effects when they have been issued … Continue reading

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Mental Health Clinic for Homecoming Soldiers Axed! PM MUST step in to save it!!


Okay. Enough is enough! The Toronto Star announced this morning that Petawawa troops returning from Afghanistan will no longer have a mental health counselling service run by the local hospital. The province has been providing military services, which are actually Ottawa’s responsibility. But, with … Continue reading

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Vets fight worse battle with VA for rightful compensation


One wounded vet’s story another example of Canadian VA’s shameful treatment of Afghani mission returnees. Many soldiers have averaged three battlefield rotations since 2002. 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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Returning Home


For that moment, he’s vulnerable. He lets you see into him, and then the impact of seeing you again strikes him. He sees how you’ve changed, and aged, worrying about him. He mentally pulls a mask over his need for comfort to protect you from all that he has seen and what he has become. Continue reading

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Support our returning vets


This time the public must get behind their vets and demand the social services they deserve and need. This is the most important tribute we can give our returning vets for the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of our country.

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