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Dr. Remington Nevin has chapter on Mefloquine and PTSD published


We now have expert confirmation of the horrors so many are suffering from the after effects of the anti-malaria drug, mefloquine or Lariam. If you go to Dr. Nevin’s web site, you can download the chapter in pdf format. http://www.RemingtonNevin.com/site/publications.htmlContinue reading

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Message from the Veterans Ombudsman embraces “one veteran, one standard.”


The Veterans Ombudsman’s introductary message to his Parliamentary report follows below: One Veteran, A MATTER OF FAIRNESS Today, there is a clear expectation among Veterans, their families, and Veterans organizations that programs and services available to them will be updated over … Continue reading

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Sleight-of-hand Tricks Once Again at VAC


Sean Bruyea is an advocate for the rights of disabled veterans and a retired intelligence officer who served in the Persian Gulf War. Mr. Bruyea has settled his lawsuit with the federal government, and I am pleased to repost a series of … Continue reading

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The official ombudsman for veterans’ affairs speaks out


Something Homecoming Vets has not done is to introduce Guy Parent, the ombudsman who followed Col. Pat Stogran’s term of office under Veterans Affairs Canada. In rallying to the deficiencies of the system, we have to look at the counterbalance of what … Continue reading

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


Veteran advocates — SEAN BRUYEA and WALTER CALLAGHAN — have posted reasons for the Canadian Senate to reject Bill C-55. They are posted below. Continued public ignorance and government apathy proves our armed forces and veterans are being treated as throwaways. Is this what our … Continue reading

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Contact information for veterans’ issues


If you are outraged at the way our Canadian veterans are treated as you read through these postings, you can add your voice in their defence by writing to the following contacts: Contact Information for Veterans’ Issues Blackburn, Jean Pierre, … Continue reading

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Birth of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy — See how you can join.


Today, Canadian veteran Mike Blais presents the mission statement for the Canadian Veterans Advocacy and explains how and why he founded this organization. BONNIE Canadian Veterans Advocacy Mission Statement Update Mike Blais Rcr Cfds January 14 at 11:04pm  Canadian Veterans Advocacy Founder … Continue reading

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Changes for veterans are only a good first step


Veterans have been airing their concerns, but in fairness to the new veterans ombudsman, we need to consider his position, which is presented here. BONNIE By Guy Parent, Citizen Special November 27, 2010 6:05 AM The announcement made by the … Continue reading

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VAC’s disgraceful manipulation of “changes” to veterans’ benefits revealed


On Saturday, November 20, the following letter-to-the-editor by Robin Brentnall, CD, appeared under David Pugliese’s “Defence Watch” column in the OTTAWA CITIZEN. In it, Robin explain’s the government’s spin on its announced changes to answer veterans’ concerns. More smoke and mirrors as … Continue reading

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The fight for veterans from a military wife’s point of view


I met Sheri Skanes at the Trenton Veterans Protest Rally November 6, 2010. She co-partnered in organizing the rally and afterward, she wrote the following to the editor of Belleville’s online newspaper, EMC, on Remembrance Day November 11, 2010. Dear … Continue reading

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