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‘I could not betray my principles and watch others suffer while doing nothing’: Bruyea

Former Air Force intelligence officer Sean Bruyea’s fight with Veterans Affairs Canada for veterans’ benefits and for his own reputation and privacy affected his health, his personal relationships, and his finances. But he’d do it again.

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Sean Bruyea suffered from fits of ‘suicidal ideation, physical and psychological breakdowns, as well as devastating shame’ and months of ‘darkness and despair’ during his fight with Veterans Affairs Canada.

The Hill Times presents the second of an eight-part series called, “The Whistleblowers.”  We wanted to find out from some of the country’s best-known government whistleblowers if their actions have actually made a difference to government policy today and if, given the personal costs to their lives, would they do it again. 

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‘I could not betray my principles and watch others suffer while doing nothing’: Bruyea

Former Air Force intelligence officer Sean Bruyea’s fight with Veterans Affairs Canada for veterans’ benefits and for his own reputation and privacy affected his health, his personal relationships, and his finances. But he’d do it again.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sean Bruyea suffered from fits of ‘suicidal ideation, physical and psychological breakdowns, as well as devastating shame’ and months of ‘darkness and despair’ during his fight with Veterans Affairs Canada.

The Hill Times presents the second of an eight-part series called, “The Whistleblowers.”  We wanted to find out from some of the country’s best-known government whistleblowers if their actions have actually made a difference to government policy today and if, given the personal costs to their lives, would they do it again. 

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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