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How Seamus O’Regan can do the right thing

By Sean Bruyea      

If O’Reagan and the Trudeau government truly wish 'real change' as they promised, then cultural change at Veterans Affairs must be their focus.

Seamus O'Regan outside Rideau Hall on Aug. 28 just before getting sworn in as Veterans Affairs minister. Sean Bruyea says if O'Regan wants to have a positive impact, he must change the culture at Veterans Affairs Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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OTTAWA—Removing Minister Kent Hehr from Veterans Affairs Canada was the right thing to do. The new minister, Seamus O’Regan, must do better. Just six days prior, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commemorated the calamitous losses Canadians suffered on the beaches of Dieppe 75 years ago. In the midst of a downpour, the prime minister folded his umbrella, noting that enduring rain is nothing compared to the bullets of war. Such apparently unscripted compassion has been the hallmark of Trudeau’s

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