Veterans and the workers who serve them say it will be impossible for eight Client Service Agents to make up for the work of the 89 front line workers in Veterans Affairs offices slated for closure.
The federal government is betraying Canada’s veterans by shutting down nine Veterans Affairs offices. Our veterans will have a harder time getting the support and services they need and deserve.
While war veterans have never enjoyed the support they required, the gap between "support our troops" rhetoric and the reality of veterans' lives has become increasingly wide in the Harper years.
When it comes to our vets, Harper government rhetoric and policies are in a virtual war, with pro-vet policies being the big loser.
The Canadian Veterans Advocacy (CVA) will be organizing a Vigil for Veterans on Parliament Hill to coincide with the first reading of the budget, where veterans face potentially devastating cuts..