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Veterans’ file on track, it’s a four-year mandate

In his one year in office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reformed the way the government interacts with veterans, including with families and stakeholders.

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr, pictured at last year's Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa. Though it is easy to criticize, not all change is possible in the short term. On the veterans file, at least, there has been a shift in the right direction, and the voices of broad stakeholders are finally being heard, which is in line with honouring the obligation owed to our vets, write Joshua Juneau and Jerry Kovacs. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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The October 2016 Maclean’s magazine cover story was titled “Trudeau’s Unfinished Business.” In the article, the author opines that, after one year in office, the government has not fulfilled many of its campaign promises. This may statistically be true, but before launching such criticisms, one must remember that it is a four-year mandate. There is still plenty of time. The truth often lies behind bald statistics. On the veterans file, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr

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