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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:23 AM

How NOT To Care For Your Veterans

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1280067--wounded-afghan-vets-take-ottawa-to-court-over-compensation




Wounded Afghan vets take Ottawa to court over compensation
Bruce Campion-Smith, Ottawa Bureau chief
Published on Tuesday October 30, 2012

OTTAWA—Wounded and injured soldiers have launched a class-action lawsuit against the federal government, charging that they’ve been shortchanged compensation for their often horrific and life-changing injuries.

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Canadian soldiers make an “extraordinary personal commitment” to risk their life, the lawsuit says. In return, it claims there’s an implicit promise that the country will look after them if they suffer injuries resulting from their military service.

But that vow is being shattered by the treatment of veterans today, Sorochan said.

“We, the people, made this promise. The problem is that our bureaucrats aren’t keeping it. And they aren’t keeping it because they don’t think they have to,” he said in an interview from his Vancouver office Tuesday.

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Victor_c3 Oct 2012 #1

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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:31 AM

1. Shameful

I would have thought the Canadians would have done a better job taking care of their own.

Based on my personal experiences, I have nothing bad to say about the US Veterans Affairs system and how I've been taken care of. I'm kind of getting off of the original point of this thread, but I'm so grateful for the VA system that we Americans have in place. Most importantly, I know the only reason that I have a decent VA system is because the Vietnam era guys suffered for decades to get it to where it is today.

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