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Greymatters said:The real impact of this article that I see is the relation between the origniating points of soldiers and post-service resources like VAC offices and medical staff.
If most of those soldiers came from small towns and returned to small towns after their service (but no statistics to prove that), it's more difficult for them to access VAC and other offices that tend to be located in metropolitan downtown areas.
This does have the potential to be an issue down the road. Mind it used to be the case that Legions were more prominent in rurla than urban areas, and while a Legion's Veteran's Service Officer is usually more a well intentioned volunteer than a trained professional social worker, at least there is a base that could possibly be built on should the need arise.
Jim Seggie said:I'm going to ask a question that needs to be asked. If it offends anyone, that's too bad.
Does it really goddamned matter where our soldiers are from? This ridiculous assertions that the urban areas aren't doing their "fair share" is a distraction, pure and simple. I've served with soldiers from all over Canada - soldiers from Vancouver to Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
We have more pressing issues to deal with.
Well said and I think that should end this discussion at least for those of us who have had the priveledge of serving our nation.