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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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'