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Re: Veteran groups seek to influence the 2015 vote
« Reply #275 on: October 08, 2015, 07:17:29 »
Interesting statement from Thunder Bay-Rainy River ....
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The Conservative candidate in Thunder Bay-Rainy River apologized on behalf of the Harper government for its treatment of local veterans.

During Wednesday night’s Chronicle Journal hosted debate, the candidates were asked what they would do for veterans after the local office was one of eight across the country closed by the Conservative government last year.

“It was unacceptable in which the way they treated local veterans. More dialogue and communication needed to be had,” Moe Comuzzi said, who pointed out she is a member of the local Branch 5 Legion and the niece of a Second World War veteran.

“We are deeply sorry. That apology was by removing Minister Julian Fantino. On behalf of my government, I’m truly sorry for what happened.”

She acknowledged there are 25 front-line mental health clinics across Canada and 31 integrated personal support centres but did not comment on whether she would push to have the local office back in service ....
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The Conservative candidate running in Thunder Bay-Rainy River has apologized for how her party has treated some veterans.

Conservative candidate Moe Comuzzi faced off against fellow challengers Don Rusnak, for the Liberals, and Christy Radbourne, for the Green Party, as well as NDP incumbent John Rafferty during the final debate hosted by The Chronicle-Journal, which was held at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium where around 60 people attended.

The candidates exchanged jabs on a variety of topics including the Ring of Fire, foreign policy, creating jobs, strengthening environmental protection and accountability.

But it was when the topic turned to the closed Veterans Affairs offices that Comuzzi apologized for how the Conservative government acted.

“We are grateful for the service of our veterans,” she said. “It was unacceptable (the way) they treated local veterans. More dialogue and communication needed to be had. We are very deeply sorry. That apology was removing (former veterans affairs minister Julian Fantino). On behalf of my government, I am truly sorry for what happened.”

Comuzzi, who is a legion member, promised to work on the behalf of veterans if she’s elected but stopped short at saying she would reopen the offices ....
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Re: Veteran groups seek to influence the 2015 vote
« Reply #276 on: January 12, 2017, 12:18:36 »
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The real story is that we make up rules to be fair to vets and the rules can be controlled too tightly and or too loosely to the detriment of vets by elected officials and civil servants.  Vets are a little more than dump truck contractors to be used and discarded depending on the photo op.  The system doesn't work and it does not matter which party is running it.  Most vet groups don't get that.  But, hey, enjoy the near empty VA offices in places were they are not heavily used...........

http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,122623.msg1470964.html#msg1470964

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Anyone finding the reopening and the establishment of a new VAC office in the Minister of National Defence riding helpful?

Agree. This was all Liberal PR and the hiring of more Public Service people in my opinion, who according to an audit are more interested in their jobs than service to those who employ them.

CP article above post:

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Organizer Doug Roberts says his group -- which has about 400 members -- fought hard against the federal civil service that he says used technicalities to deny benefits to veterans, and it won't stand by to see a similar approach flourish under the new government.

Good luck on that.

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A spokeswoman for federal Veterans Affairs minister Kent Hehr said the federal Liberals are planning to improve treatment of veterans during their time in office.

Trouble is the Liberals, the natural governing party of Canada, expect under Trudeau and his children, and their children, on  governing Canada for 100 years so they have plenty of time to "planning to improve treatment of veterans during their time in office".

Hopefully some eugenics within the Trudeau family will vanquish what we got now and previously.
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Re: Veteran groups seek to influence the 2015 vote
« Reply #277 on: January 12, 2017, 13:21:44 »
Trouble is the Liberals, the natural governing party of Canada, expect under Trudeau and his children, and their children, on  governing Canada for 100 years so they have plenty of time to "planning to improve treatment of veterans during their time in office".

'Twould be much better if they were "planning to improve treatment of veterans during their (veterans) time on Earth" instead - and actually followed through.

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Re: Veteran groups seek to influence the 2015 vote
« Reply #278 on: January 12, 2017, 13:35:25 »
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....during their (veterans) time on Earth"
Much better stated.
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