Veterans Affairs, one year in
Watchful veterans will not become complacent or satiated with platitudes, fancy meetings, or photo opportunities. Hehr must realize Canadians are watching. We understand it takes time, but after 11 painful years, be it known that he must not wait too much longer. Justice delayed is justice denied.
Despite the snail-like pace of change, there is evidence from a number of diverse, interested, and influential quarters that suggest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at last year's Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, is making good, albeit only gradually, on his campaign promises to veterans. Guided by a public mandate letter, Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr claims he has addressed four of the 15 objectives required by the prime minister.
The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright