The prime minister's, and his government's, responses to veterans will echo well after the upcoming election campaign.
In December 2017, then-veterans affairs minister Seamus O'Regan announced the government's plans for a lifelong pension for Armed Forces veterans. But those moves ring hollow when Ottawa has racked up a pretty taxpayer legal bill using crafty legal manoeuvres against veterans like Sean Bruyea, writes Perry Gray. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It was a Liberal campaign promise that has been broken repeatedly: to not fight veterans in court. Yet that is exactly what the Trudeau government has done.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
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Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.