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Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: The Buy Now Pay Later Approach to Public Policy

As Canadians we are used to personal debt.  Debt has become the new normal.  So when Justin Trudeau says that his government plans to spend more than what it will bring in, the statement just breezes by us with little reaction.  And when Stephen Harper says he has a billion dollar…

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Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: The Buy Now Pay Later Approach to Public Policy

As Canadians we are used to personal debt.  Debt has become the new normal.  So when Justin Trudeau says that his government plans to spend more than what it will bring in, the statement just breezes by us with little reaction.  And when… . . . → Read More: Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: The Buy Now Pay Later Approach to Public Policy

Montreal Simon: The Con Regime Goes After Another Veteran’s Advocate

Yesterday I told you how Erin O'Toole, Julian Fantino's equally ghastly replacement, had gone after Mike Blais and his veteran's group. Now it turns out that wasn't an isolated incident, it's part of an all-out offensive.Because today we found out that the Cons are also going after the distinguished veteran's advocate Keith Neville. Read . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Regime Goes After Another Veteran’s Advocate

Montreal Simon: New Harper Stooge Goes After a Veteran’s Group

Last week I predicted that Erin O'Toole, who replaced Julian Fantino as the Con Minister of Veteran Affairs would turn out to be no better than his predecessor.Or just another Harper stooge.And sure enough it hasn't taken long for him to show his true colours.Read more »

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Montreal Simon: The Harper Regime Insults Our Veterans. Again.

I must admit I didn't think these two shabby Cons could insult our veterans more than they did last year.Or act in a more cowardly manner.But a Con is a Con is a Con, and here they go again. Read more »

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Scott's DiaTribes: Internal CPC polling on Veterans Affairs issues must be terrible.

If the Conservative government – led by Harper in Question Period no less – has now decided they’re going to try to blame the Liberals for the current mess in Veteran Affairs (led by their mess of a minister Fantino), polling and reaction to their current shabby treatment of Veterans must be pretty bad.

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Northern Reflections: All Smoke And Mirrors

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Julian Fantino announced this week that his government had earmarked $200 million for veterans’ mental health services. However, as Michael Harris points out:

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The Canadian Progressive: Half of Canada’s wounded soldiers not being compensated

A report just released by Canada’s Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent reveals that half of Canada’s wounded soldiers are not receiving the benefits the government of Canada is obliged to pay them.

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Montreal Simon: Julian Fantino and the Continuing Con War on Canadian Veterans

I don't think I'll ever forget the sight of Julian Fantino running away from the wife of a wounded veteran who just wanted to speak to him.And how Jenifer Migneault finally threw up her arms in frustration and despair and shouted at the retreating minister:"We are NOTHING to you."It was so powerful, it stunned . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Julian Fantino and the Continuing Con War on Canadian Veterans

Musings on Canadian Politics: Haircuts and highlights: Conservative MP Eve Adams on accountability

I hate to state the obvious, but the Conservative Party of Canada has some problems right now. There are very few things the average Joe dislikes more than people who say one thing and do another. This notion applies as equally to the individual as it does to politicians and political brands.

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Calgary Grit: A Brief History of Stephen Harper Supporting Our Troops

“In 2006, after the Liberal ‘decade of darkness,’ we took action to rebuild Canada’s Armed Forces.” –Stephen Harper October 2010: “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is scrambling to contain an ever-widening scandal in which officials deliberately tried to ruin the reputation of outspoken military veterans“

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Trashy's World: Can someone please tell me why…

… the Harperites keep flogging their Economic (In) Action Plan? I still see ads for this propaganda although the recession ended long ago. Is this the best use of our tax dollars? Why not cease and desist this campaign and instead funnel that money into a place that needs it? I’m sure the now-gutted Veterans . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Can someone please tell me why…

The Disaffected Lib: So Let’s Get this Straight

Steve Harper has $28-million to blow on 200-year old triumphalism for a war between Britain and the United States but he can’t come up with $5-million  year to cover the funeral costs of impoverished Canadian soldiers.

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Trashy's World: The Stephen Harper cabal…

… is the most two-faced government in the history of this country! Latest case in point… I just received word that there are big job cuts at Veterans Affairs… and not so-called “back office” staff… front line client service workers!!!!! Yeah, I’m a peacenik, but these men and women deserve the best care and support . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: The Stephen Harper cabal…

The Equivocator: Rob Anders should resign from the Veterans Affairs Committee

Who is Rob Anders?

He was elected MP for the riding of Calgary-West in 1997. Before the 2011 election he was known as the MP who spoke the fewest words in the House of Commons and for being the only member of parliament to vote against making Nelson Mandela a “Honorary Canadian Citizen” in 2001. . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Rob Anders should resign from the Veterans Affairs Committee

Random Ranting Raving and Ratings: Sleeping on the Job – Conservative MP Rob Anders

The Conservative party claims to be the party looking out for Canadian Military Personnel and veterans but unfortunately the guy they appointed to the Veterans Affairs Committee has his eyes closed – literally.  MP for Calgary West Rob Anders was caught sleeping during a presentation on…

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