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Bruyea fights a good fight: vet

Re: "Veterans Affairs too secretive, House should assess effectiveness: vet," (The Hill Times, Jan. 19, p. 1). Sean Bruyea's tireless efforts on behalf of disabled veterans, and his continued commitment in seeking public hearings into Veterans Affairs Canada and their programs, service delivery, and overall treatment of veterans is vital to us changing the status quo at this time. It is equally important for us to follow Mr. Bruyea's lead in speaking out for true transparency, ending secrecy, and, most importantly, to continue to break down the stigma and stereotyping levelled at us by senior bureaucrats, politicians, and the Canadian public.

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Bruyea fights a good fight: vet

Re: "Veterans Affairs too secretive, House should assess effectiveness: vet," (The Hill Times, Jan. 19, p. 1). Sean Bruyea's tireless efforts on behalf of disabled veterans, and his continued commitment in seeking public hearings into Veterans Affairs Canada and their programs, service delivery, and overall treatment of veterans is vital to us changing the status quo at this time. It is equally important for us to follow Mr. Bruyea's lead in speaking out for true transparency, ending secrecy, and, most importantly, to continue to break down the stigma and stereotyping levelled at us by senior bureaucrats, politicians, and the Canadian public.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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