Tracking the mental health of veterans is a good first step, but an investigation into how Canada ended up in the Afghanistan theatre would be more effective, says Scott Taylor.
Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, left, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan and parliamentary secretary Sherry Romanado unveiled a suicide prevention strategy in Ottawa on Oct. 5. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—There were news stories out of Afghanistan last week detailing how the United States is expanding and entrenching the so-called Green Zone in the centre of Kabul.
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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.