And now, the Harper government has announced they’re
cutting the department of Veterans’ Affairs and firing the Veterans’
Ombudsman, Colonel Pat Stogran.
Talk about absurd!
Harper is quick to wrap himself in the flag and claim to be a big
supporter of the military. But he fails to put his money where his
governments make decisions to send the brave women and men of the
Canadian Forces into harm’s way, they must also shoulder the solemn
obligation of ensuring those soldiers are properly taken care of when,
God willing, they get back home.
Stogran exposed the grim reality that this is not happening. Indeed,
he described the federal government’s treatment of many veterans as
“deliberately obstructive and deceptive”.