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Pat Stogran calls $2 billion promised to veterans "smoke and mirrors"

Last September, amidst outrage by soldiers and reports in the media critical of the government’s treatment of veterans, the Harper government promised $2 billion in increased benefits. It was announced at the time that the money would go to “increased financial support for seriously injured Veterans, enhanced monthly income for severely injured Veterans who are unable […]

Wounded Soldier, ex-Ombudsman challenging CF 'Universality of Service' policy

Cpl. Ryan Elrick, a Canadian soldier who lost his legs in Afghanistan, is taking the federal government to court, saying the policy known as Universality of Service is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Elrick spent three years training as an intelligence officer following his wounding but has since been discharged from the military due to the policy, which […]