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Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 16, 2021
Veterans, pictured on Nov. 11, 2020, laying a wreath at the National Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 16, 2021
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 16, 2021
Veterans, pictured on Nov. 11, 2020, laying a wreath at the National Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | February 5, 2020
The Liberals revealed in a Jan. 27 answer to an Order Paper question that it cost $1.4-million for the prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Sean Bruyea writes that this type of spending should be proactively disclosed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | February 5, 2020
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | February 5, 2020
The Liberals revealed in a Jan. 27 answer to an Order Paper question that it cost $1.4-million for the prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Sean Bruyea writes that this type of spending should be proactively disclosed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 1, 2019
Canada's new Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured on March 1, 2019, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa shortly after being sworn in and shuffled from agriculture. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photo
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 1, 2019
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 1, 2019
Canada's new Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured on March 1, 2019, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa shortly after being sworn in and shuffled from agriculture. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photo
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 29, 2018
Remembrance Day is fast approaching, but improvement for disabled veterans has been a slow trickle of painfully inadequate or insensitively administered programs, writes veterans advocate Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 29, 2018
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 29, 2018
Remembrance Day is fast approaching, but improvement for disabled veterans has been a slow trickle of painfully inadequate or insensitively administered programs, writes veterans advocate Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 22, 2018
Mounties, pictured April 9, 2017, at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France at a ceremony to mark the centenary of the First World War fight in which nearly 3,600 Canadians died. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 22, 2018
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 22, 2018
Mounties, pictured April 9, 2017, at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France at a ceremony to mark the centenary of the First World War fight in which nearly 3,600 Canadians died. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 17, 2018
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 17, 2018
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 17, 2018
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | March 26, 2018
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in Ottawa. On April 1, the government will once again try to resuscitate the justifiably maligned veterans’ program known as the New Veterans Charter, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | March 26, 2018
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | March 26, 2018
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in Ottawa. On April 1, the government will once again try to resuscitate the justifiably maligned veterans’ program known as the New Veterans Charter, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | March 19, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | March 19, 2018
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | March 19, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | February 12, 2018
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured recently in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | February 12, 2018
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | February 12, 2018
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured recently in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | December 11, 2017
Canada's Veterans Affairs Seamus O'Regan, pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | December 11, 2017
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | December 11, 2017
Canada's Veterans Affairs Seamus O'Regan, pictured recently on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 18, 2017
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured Aug. 28, 2017, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa shortly before he was sworn into cabinet. If the first public comments of newly appointed Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan are anything to go by, veterans and the governing Liberals should be worried, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 18, 2017
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 18, 2017
Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured Aug. 28, 2017, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa shortly before he was sworn into cabinet. If the first public comments of newly appointed Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan are anything to go by, veterans and the governing Liberals should be worried, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 4, 2017
Seamus O'Regan outside Rideau Hall on Aug. 28 just before getting sworn in as Veterans Affairs minister. Sean Bruyea says if O'Regan wants to have a positive impact, he must change the culture at Veterans Affairs Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 4, 2017
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 4, 2017
Seamus O'Regan outside Rideau Hall on Aug. 28 just before getting sworn in as Veterans Affairs minister. Sean Bruyea says if O'Regan wants to have a positive impact, he must change the culture at Veterans Affairs Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | July 17, 2017
Omar Khadr, pictured when he was 14 years old. Mr. Khadr’s settlement at the very least provokes conversation so that veterans do not have to suffer in silence, writes Sean Bruyea. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | July 17, 2017
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | July 17, 2017
Omar Khadr, pictured when he was 14 years old. Mr. Khadr’s settlement at the very least provokes conversation so that veterans do not have to suffer in silence, writes Sean Bruyea. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 29, 2017
Canada's Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, pictured in Ottawa. Sean Bruyea, vice-president of Canadians for Accountability, says the federal government should be investing more money into the 32 Military Family Resource Centres. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 29, 2017
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 29, 2017
Canada's Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, pictured in Ottawa. Sean Bruyea, vice-president of Canadians for Accountability, says the federal government should be investing more money into the 32 Military Family Resource Centres. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 10, 2017
We need more than exclusionary piecemeal impulses and Band-Aid fixes for our veterans, such as what has so far been offered by the current Liberal government, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 10, 2017
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 10, 2017
We need more than exclusionary piecemeal impulses and Band-Aid fixes for our veterans, such as what has so far been offered by the current Liberal government, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | November 7, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, pictured Nov. 11, 2015, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | November 7, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | November 7, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, pictured Nov. 11, 2015, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 31, 2016
Justing Trudeau and the Liberals may well pay the price for Kent Hehr’s lackadaisical approach to leadership in Veterans Affairs, write Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 31, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 31, 2016
Justing Trudeau and the Liberals may well pay the price for Kent Hehr’s lackadaisical approach to leadership in Veterans Affairs, write Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 3, 2016
Veterans will be unlikely to question Walt Natynczyk’s inaction and excuses for not moving on policy issues universally agreed-upon more than a decade before, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 3, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | October 3, 2016
Veterans will be unlikely to question Walt Natynczyk’s inaction and excuses for not moving on policy issues universally agreed-upon more than a decade before, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 26, 2016
Thirty years and countless CF sexual abuse cases of women and men later, current Chief of Defence Staff Johnathan Vance has declared 'This stops now.' He established a harassment reporting hotline. But so far in 2016, complaints of sexual misconduct have risen 22 per cent over 2015. CF culture appears incapable of change over three decades, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 26, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 26, 2016
Thirty years and countless CF sexual abuse cases of women and men later, current Chief of Defence Staff Johnathan Vance has declared 'This stops now.' He established a harassment reporting hotline. But so far in 2016, complaints of sexual misconduct have risen 22 per cent over 2015. CF culture appears incapable of change over three decades, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 19, 2016
Members of Canada’s Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, pictured training in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area on Sept. 8, 2016. Veterans’ advocate Sean Bruyea says that, ‘covertly inserted’ in new regulations from the Liberal government ‘is a most regressive measure that will diminish the compensation of injured veterans for decades to come.’ Photograph courtesy of DND/Combat Camera
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 19, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | September 19, 2016
Members of Canada’s Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, pictured training in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area on Sept. 8, 2016. Veterans’ advocate Sean Bruyea says that, ‘covertly inserted’ in new regulations from the Liberal government ‘is a most regressive measure that will diminish the compensation of injured veterans for decades to come.’ Photograph courtesy of DND/Combat Camera
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | June 8, 2016
Sean Bruyea argues that rather than an organization for veterans, the legion exists more like a social club using veterans as props. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | June 8, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | June 8, 2016
Sean Bruyea argues that rather than an organization for veterans, the legion exists more like a social club using veterans as props. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 23, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 23, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 23, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 9, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 9, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | May 9, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 11, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter emphasizes 'inclusion, honesty, and generosity of spirit,' but so far Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr’s, pictured right with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, first steps with his advisory groups has been anything but, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 11, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 11, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter emphasizes 'inclusion, honesty, and generosity of spirit,' but so far Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr’s, pictured right with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, first steps with his advisory groups has been anything but, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 4, 2016
The 95 per cent of VAC bureaucrats who never served in the military don’t get it. Former rank is everything, especially when it determines one’s professional and financial worth in a frustrating world of disability. All that holds many disabled veterans together is pride in one’s rank. This is a demotion in a veterans’ purpose-giving status. One would think that Veterans Affairs deputy minister and former top general Walt Natynczyk would get this, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 4, 2016
Opinion | BY SEAN BRUYEA | April 4, 2016
The 95 per cent of VAC bureaucrats who never served in the military don’t get it. Former rank is everything, especially when it determines one’s professional and financial worth in a frustrating world of disability. All that holds many disabled veterans together is pride in one’s rank. This is a demotion in a veterans’ purpose-giving status. One would think that Veterans Affairs deputy minister and former top general Walt Natynczyk would get this, writes Sean Bruyea. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright