Sign the petition: Restore funding to veterans’ benefits
Canada’s veterans’ benefits are in jeopardy. For Nov 11, show that Canada cares about its veterans.
The Conservative government has already announced cuts of $226 million from Veterans Affairs Canada, hurting the department’s ability to deliver the compensation and benefits our veterans rely on. And this is in addition to $175 – 350 million in “Strategic Review” cuts the department must make starting next year.
Canadians make a promise to our men and women in uniform that, in exchange for their commitment and sacrifice, we will be there for them when they come home, to provide support to them and their families.
But because of these cuts, human and financial resources will not be there for soldiers when they return home to heal from the physical and mental wounds that come in service of Canadians.
Our veterans deserve better. There have been enough broken promises. That’s why, with Remembrance Day around the corner, we are asking Canadians to renew their promise to their troops and we are asking you to help spread the word.
The Conservative government justifies these cuts with the “dwindling” number of “traditional” veterans from World War II and Korean War. Guy Parent, the Veteran Affairs watchdog, says the number of veterans is on the rise.
Liberals like Veteran Affairs Critic Sean Casey are fighting for veterans where they cannot: in the House of Commons.
Liberals say commemoration means that no veteran, anywhere, anytime, is denied access to benefits for the injuries they acquired serving our country.
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Stand with us. Show that Canadians care about our veterans once they return home.