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Veteran’s view of inconsistencies in homecoming vets’ treatment


KEVIN VALLIERES’ comments: So far, 152 Canadian soldiers have lost their lives because of the Afghanistan conflict. But, at a four-day conference on Operational Stress injuries at the Sheraton Hotel in Montreal, Senator Romeo Dellaire said that the Canadian government doesn’t count … Continue reading

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Parting ombudsman slams ‘culture of denial’ toward Canada’s veterans


This article is repeated as is from Montreal Gazette website. BT   By Janice Tibbetts, Postmedia News October 26, 2010   OTTAWA — Veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran, who has promised a noisy departure from his posting, made a parting shot Tuesday when he … 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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