Canada's Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino has been under increasing pressure from military veterans and their families to improve support for Canada's ex-soldiers.
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Military veterans ‘Rock the Hill’ in Ottawa over their treatment by Veterans Affairs

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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.

More information:
Rock the Hill website – www.rockthehill.ca
Canadian Press/Murray Brewster – Veterans attack benefits system for delaying benefits – here

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One comment on “Military veterans ‘Rock the Hill’ in Ottawa over their treatment by Veterans Affairs
  1. Avatar Benalbanach says:

    Our government seems to think all they have to do these days is pin a tag reading “Hero “on a soldier and then get back to misusing their power. Certainly the current pm who must by now realize that there’s little chance of being re-elected is much more engrossed in doing his thing rather than the right thing. By the time his stint is up we’ll be spelling Canada backwards.