Tag Archives: Veteran Affairs Canada

Communities for Veterans cross-country ride arrives in Ontario on our National Peacekeeping Day


The 29th Lieutenant Governor of Canada, the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, welcomed Canadian veteran Paul Nichols at the Aurora branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, today–Aug. 9, 2015–in this special National Peacekeeping Day event. Paul is making a cross-country ride on … Continue reading

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Veterans feel betrayed and are taking on feds in court


APRIL BARTLETT/St. Albert Gazette WOUNDED – Major Mark Campbell, formerly of St. Albert, lost both his legs in Afghanistan. He is now part of an upcoming class-action lawsuit against the federal government that alleges that the New Veterans Charter illegally … Continue reading

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Equitas Society fights inadequacies of the New Veterans Charter for disabled Afghan vets


Please find a summary below of the position paper by the Equitas Society. I encourage everyone to get behind Equitas – this is the starting point for the next Class Action Lawsuit. BONNIE Some of the more important points being addressed … Executive … Continue reading

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Battle over disability pay worse than fighting Taliban, says discouraged Afghan vet


By Rene Bruemmer — Originally appeared in Montreal Gazette; Postmedia News March 2, 2012 3:09 AM Jayson Nickol loved his life in the military until a Taliban bullet shattered his right leg. It wasn’t the injury that soured the relationship – he … Continue reading

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VRAB moves the goal post for vets making claims


Moving the Goal Post: Lawlessness at Its Worst  By Murray Scott  The phrase, Moving the Goal Post, is derived from various sports that use goal posts, such as football and soccer. “Fifteen Years I have been saying this and finally…finally … Continue reading

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Vet writes to VAC minister: VRAB is broken and needs to be fixed


Kenneth H. Young CD has written a public letter to the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada. It follows. BONNIE Dear Mr. Blaney, There is no doubt in the minds of Veterans and there can be little doubt to anybody else … Continue reading

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New rapport built with New Democrats and Liberals after vets attend Parliamentary vote on budget cuts to VAC


Mike Blais Rcr Cfds 10:41pm Mar 14 CVA Situation Report – 14 March 2012 H-15The Canadian veterans Advocacy is a nonpartisan organization that will support any political party’s motion or bill that will restore the life time Sacred obligation to the wounded affected … Continue reading

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Chairman of Veteran’s Review and Appeal Board Hides from Controversy?


A follow-up piece by Murray Scott on VRAB’s treatment of vets and colleages on their own Board. BONNIE By Murray Scott One has to wonder where Chairman Larlee of the Veteran’s Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) and his Henchman are hiding out. Has he … Continue reading

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Veteran pleads with Harper to probe leaky, abusive review and appeal board


This article is reposted from THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. BONNIE By: Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press Posted: 03/7/2012 4:41 PM | Last Modified: 03/7/2012 5:31 PM   OTTAWA – A long-standing member of Canada‘s embattled veterans review board is appealing to … Continue reading

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Veterans in Parliament to support NDP motion to protect VAC from budget cuts witness gov’t. spin masters


The Canadian Press‘ Murray Brewster and CTV is in Ottawa following the debate in Parliament over the NDP motion to block budget cuts to VAC. They have to give fair and balanced reporting, which follows. After watching CSPAN, however, it is clear … Continue reading

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