Upset ex-soldiers started a series of demonstrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday (June 4) to protest the insurance-company mentality of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“We’re not talking to [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper. We’re not talking to [Veterans Affairs Minister] Julian Fantino. I am talking to the Canadian public,” said Linda Magill, an ex-member of the military and the wife of a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, reports Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press news agency.
“You have to know what is happening to us because we’re the ones who had your back — and you need to have ours.”
Brewster reports Magill described the dizzying array of bureaucratic hoops that she and her husband have had to jump through as a “war of attrition”.
The group “Rock the Hill 2014” plans a series of protests on Parliament Hill over the next two weeks.