Monthly Archives: December 2014

Don’t Give Up the Fight – A Blog on Military Trauma and Suicide – Part 8 – Told to Leave the Facts to the Government

Don’t Give Up the Fight Blog #8: Told to Leave the Facts to the Government Dr. Antoon A. Leenaars   On Nov. 24 to 26, 2014, at the 5th annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, Mike Blais and I … Continue reading

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Veterans: dramatic increase in the consumption of medical marijuana

Note – this is a google translation Veterans: dramatic increase in the consumption of medical marijuana The number of veterans who use medical marijuana broke records this year with an increase of 230% in just one year. Result: Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

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Responding to a Veteran, Combat Veteran in Crisis

http://www.stress.org/10-actions-for-responding-to-a-veteran-in-crisis/ For more than a decade now, our country has been at war in two very different locations, with very different missions. In that time, more than 2.2 million troops have deployed and served in those bloody conflicts. They have … Continue reading

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Wide Spread calls for Fantino Resignation in Vaughan

Wide Spread calls for Fantino Resignation in Vaughan http://vaughancitizenscoalition.com/fantino/

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[LISTEN] Our New Radio Ad on Veterans Affairs

[LISTEN] Our New Radio Ad on Veterans Affairs Conservative cuts have hurt our men and women in uniform. They’ve closed 9 veteran service centres, cut nearly 25% of veterans affairs staff, and left more than $1 billion unspent even as … Continue reading

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Sean Bruyea – Fantino: Not tough enough for Veterans Affairs

Fantino: Not tough enough for Veterans Affairs The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, pictured at a Parliamentary committee in May, has been under fire in recent weeks. By SEAN BRUYEA | Published: Wednesday, 12/17/2014 … Continue reading

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Sorry state of (veterans’) affairs

Sorry state of (veterans’) affairs http://lethbridgeherald.com/commentary/letters-to-the-editor/2014/12/16/sorry-state-of-veterans-affairs/ By Letter to the Editor on December 16, 2014. MP Jim Hillyer, (Herald, Dec 5), through his Edmonton colleague Laurie Hawn attempted to “clarify [the] issue of veterans’ funding.” Hawn and Hillyer, apparently believe … Continue reading

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Public inquiry needed into Veterans Affairs

Public inquiry needed into Veterans Affairs http://www.guelphmercury.com/opinion-story/5206930-public-inquiry-needed-into-veterans-affairs/ Guelph Mercury Veterans Affairs of Canada Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino have been in the news quite frequently lately, as more and more stories emerge about the shabby treatment some veterans have received. … Continue reading

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VAC Main Estimates 2014-15 is 3,577 million. Net Decrease of 1.7% (60.9 million)

  http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/me-bpd/20142015/me-bpdtb-eng.asp

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Veterans Affairs underspent maintenance of grave markers, analysis shows

Veterans Affairs underspent maintenance of grave markers, analysis shows The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, Dec. 03 2014, 4:49 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Dec. 03 2014, 4:49 PM EST http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/veterans-affairs-underspent-maintenance-of-grave-markers-analysis-shows/article21925909/ A government analysis shows Veterans Affairs underspent by more than … Continue reading

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