‘Veterans probably won’t vote Liberal for a very long time’: Norman case reflects Grits’ failed promises to vets, say advocates
By Neil MossMay. 15, 2019
Veterans advocates say the Liberals' election promises have gone unfulfilled.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's breach of trust charges were stayed on May 8, before his trial was set to begin in August. Conservative and NDP strategists say the damage of the trial to the Liberals will be mitigated compared to if it had gone forward. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Mark Norman affair serves as the culmination of the government’s poor performance on the veterans affairs file, veterans advocates say.
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The Liberals will be under attack from all sides in the next election campaign, but Liberals say they have a good story to tell and some say they need to sharpen up their communications strategy before it's too late.