Our Veterans Need Immediate Attention

September 27, 2019

I am very encouraged with the Conservative Party’s statement that “Instead of forcing Veterans to work harder for government benefits, it’s time the government worked harder for our Veterans’ benefit.”

I stated in a prior post my frustration at how our country’s Veterans are being treated. When they signed on the dotted line and ended up in such places as the beaches of Normandy or the desserts of Afghanistan, they did so to protect our country. They need and must have our support.

I give you my word that I will not stop until government guarantees that all Veterans will be given the immediate help they need; not in a year, in a few months- immediately.

I am very encouraged with the Conservative Party’s statement that “Instead of forcing Veterans to work harder for government benefits, it’s time the government worked harder for our Veterans’ benefit.”

A new Conservative government will:
• Enshrine, in legislation, a Military Covenant between the Government of Canada and all
Canada’s Veterans. This will guarantee that every Veteran is treated with respect and is
provided services in a timely manner.
• Clear the current backlog of Veterans’ benefit applications within 24 months.
• Create a reliable, dependable pension system that, unlike the Liberal status quo, is fair
to Canada’s most disabled Veterans.
• Strengthen transition services to support discharged or retired Canadian Armed Forces
members.
• Strike an independent inquiry to provide answers about Canadian Armed Forces
members who were administered mefloquine.
• Provide more service dogs to Canadian Veterans in their communities.
• Put vital commemoration projects, like the National Memorial for Canada’s War in
Afghanistan, back on track.

I will stand up for our Veterans who have been sugar coated with empty promises by Trudeau and his Cabinet here on PEI and being told that “they’re asking for more than we are able to give” and spending millions to take them to court.

~Wayne