OTTAWAâThe federal government is holding yet another stakeholder summit on Oct. 5-6 in Gatineau, Que. Veterans Affairs CanadaÂ claims such âengagementâ fulfills requirements to consult with stakeholders. In reality, summits like other government tactics over the past decade, are geared towards corralling and silencing veterans while sidestepping a wider public discourse on veteransâ issues. True stakeholder consultation is the last thing senior bureaucrats want. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) describes the purpose of such âstakeholder engagementâ in typical grandiloquence characteristic
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