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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