I am urging all Veterans to speak out against government plans to extend wait times for Veterans to receive benefits and support services to which they are entitled.
During the last election Trudeau made a solemn promise to Veterans. No service cutbacks. This is another broken Liberal party promise. What Veterans and their families have seen, are Veterans’ benefits being wasted on empty offices in government-held ridings, and money being paid to a convicted cop-killer, who never served one day of his life in a military uniform.
According to documents obtained by The Canadian Press, Veterans can expect wait times to double from 4 months to 8 months before even finding out if they qualify, let alone when they will receive any assistance. A refusal of benefits can take years to appeal. Veterans cannot afford to go to court to endlessly appeal bad decisions. They need their funds to survive on.
Appeals take years and are stacked in favour of the government. Retired Warrant Officer Roger Perrault is an Afghanistan Veteran, who was wounded serving his country. Injured in a bomb explosion, Roger is being denied the critical injury benefit. He is being told his multiple surgeries starting at age 37 after his service injury are the result of ‘getting old’. That is outrageous. How is it, this government can give $10.5 million dollars to a convicted terrorist bomb maker like Omar Khadr, yet refuses to recognize a Canadian hero?
The latest outrage against our Canadian Veterans is the plan by the Trudeau liberal party to welcome to Canada captured Islamic State terrorists. Currently, they are being held in detention in other countries.
These are individuals, who renounced western values and their Canadian citizenship to join the Islamic revolution in the Middle East. As the lawlessness of the region prevents Canadian legal authorities from investigating their roles in the atrocities committed by the terrorist group ISIS, once in Canada, they will be freed to join the general population. Canadian taxpayers are being charged to pay for the return and settlement these individuals.
Veterans, who were lied to and misled in the last election, are encouraged to speak out against the latest service cuts to Veterans and their families.