July 14, 2017

BC veterans group speaks up for Canada’s wounded soldiers in wake of Khadr payout

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator Christopher Wilson
 

By now you’ve felt the disgust, anger, embarrassment, and downright shame of Justin Trudeau’s secret $10.5M payment to convicted terrorist Omar Khadr. 

Many at The Rebel and even some mainstream journalists in the Media Party have outlined why this was so wrong, why it’s angered so many Canadians, and in particular why Justin and his Liberal government miscalculated the reactions of Canadians so badly.

I do believe this can and will be an election issue in 2019 but if there’s one silver lining in all of this, it is that Canadians are becoming aware of how wounded and killed Canadian soldiers and their families are compensated.

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel tweeted out that a Canadian soldier injured in battle receives a disability award of $360,000. That’s it.

With all the media furor over the Khadr payment, a veterans group in BC is seeking to improve the rights of injured soldiers.

The Equitas Society released a statement this week asking Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to “uphold its obligations and respect the Charter rights of Canadian disabled soldiers.” and they also state they “insist that the rights of disabled veterans are no less important than Mr. Khadr’s, or those of any other citizen.” Amen to that.

Watch as I share more with you about how the military community is reacting to the Khadr payout.

Remember, 159 Canadian soldiers have lost their lives fighting against the same terrorists that Omar Khadr allied himself with.

I didn’t sign up to fight for this country I love like those 159 patriots did but now as someone in the same age range of many who have been wounded or who have perished, this is a reminder that we need to take care of them and their families.

If you have a few extra dollars to share, consider going to SpeerKids.com to help support the children of Christopher Speer, the army medic Omar Khadr killed on the battlefield.

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commented 2017-07-17 10:11:05 -0400
@CanadianMongrel….I worked for Veterans Affairs. It has always been a requirement for Veterans Affairs to contact all clients once a year to see if they “continue to qualify for benefits” they know that amputated limbs don’t grow back. But they don’t know if you are still alive. You cease to qualify when you are dead. It is a roll call to see if you are still alive. Direct Deposit payments would (and often do) continue after the client dies.
commented 2017-07-17 08:37:12 -0400
“It will only become an election issue if we are blessed with a strong opposition to cool sweaters. great hair, and a bare-chested boxer in chief. "

But even then, DAVID YOUNG, there’s the socks. I mean, how do you fight against a media and public that is fascinated by such worldly things as the tit’s colourful socks?
commented 2017-07-16 16:15:49 -0400
It will only become an election issue if we are blessed with a strong opposition to cool sweaters. great hair, and a bare-chested boxer in chief.
commented 2017-07-15 10:04:13 -0400
I mean Ron Joseph, Sorry.
commented 2017-07-15 09:47:38 -0400
Ron Smith,

Mine went through yesterday, but it is not surprising that the government controlled IT is putting the brakes on the petition. That is likely the reason e-909 ended up 12 000 signatures less than e-411 when e-909 was on track to exceed by a long shot.

Democracy is not a policy of the Lying Party of Corruption.

Keep trying though.
commented 2017-07-15 09:14:14 -0400
BILL SMITH—Petition worked until I received the e-mail confirming everything,then it doesn’t allow me to submit. I have done many of these; looks like Gov’t didn’t want bad news for Trudeau.
commented 2017-07-15 04:13:55 -0400
It is both. Lots of new ones, and lots of asking for money for the same thing.
commented 2017-07-15 02:42:38 -0400
Space Moose they are asking for the same cause multiple times , it is not always a new one.
commented 2017-07-15 02:29:05 -0400
And why would I want to watch some rebel contributor hold out a tin can or to ask us to sign yet another stupid petition? All these requests take a hit in the quality of work. I come here to be informed. But with all these requests, it seems like the viewer is being used. Hence when a contributor starts asking for something, I stop watching the video.

You people can’t honestly tell me you like all the petition and donation requests. Did you sign the petition to keep the portrait of the queen up? Did you join the Tim Horton’s boycott? Did you donate to that farmer who was trying to sell milk that was not pasturized? Or what about that stupid old couple that let their gun registry expire? And what about that letter to the Turkish dictator, where Ezra told him to eff off?

And this isn’t even half of what I can remember. I just don’t feel like typing it all out. After all this, it just gets stupid. I really wish the rebel does not keep doing it.

If you people keep signing petitions or putting money into the tin can, it will only encourage the rebel to keep asking you for more.
commented 2017-07-14 22:43:01 -0400
Good point Christopher, now would be the perfect time for the government to remedy the shabby treatment and payouts our military has had to put up with. This khadr insult is really the last straw and just highlights the obscene neglect.

Space Moose, don’t care. That’s twice in the last week. Email Ezra if you want to complain. Spare us the whining.
commented 2017-07-14 22:30:26 -0400
But gee! With the exception of one WWII survivor, every vet I know voted for turdo la doo!
commented 2017-07-14 21:07:10 -0400
Rebels, I completed e-mailing a FYI message to all Conservative MP’s explaining my campaign and what some Liberal MP’s are responding with; I also attached the letter I sent across Canada to Liberal MP’s (minus the list I previously posted).

Space Moose, Please listen to Rebelation Rebelation & Ron Joseph – they offer good advice.
commented 2017-07-14 20:27:30 -0400
Space Moose—donations and signing petitions can be antagonizing. I find that there some causes that really stick out and I go for it.
I seem to want to help Ezra, even though he seems to need help frequently. If Ezra never got in trouble, I guess this site would be boring.
commented 2017-07-14 20:19:09 -0400
Space Mose.

Don’t blame the Rebel. We live in tumultuous times, and we are at cross-roads in this society.
If you’re suffering donation fatigue, take a break is all. There are new fans every day that can
cover for you, but it’s not a reason to stop watching. Cheers!!
commented 2017-07-14 20:14:53 -0400
Has trudeau and his crew of 2017 liberals declared a battle against Canada’s Allies and Canada itself? The list of Goof ups is large and on going.
commented 2017-07-14 20:14:08 -0400
Khadr still hasn’t been charged with High Treason, nor has his mother.
commented 2017-07-14 20:08:05 -0400
This asking us for money has gotten old REALLY fast. The moment a rebel contributor starts asking for money or to sign a petition, I stop watching the video.
commented 2017-07-14 19:46:49 -0400
Hi Ron, Cheers!
Note also, it’s not my petition… I just agree with it strongly and want to popularize it.
Thanks for signing it !!
commented 2017-07-14 19:43:24 -0400
Answered my own question. e-909 ended with 57 731 signatures, e-411, leading to M103, ended with 69 742.

So I guess those concerned about sharia are not as serious as they pretend.
commented 2017-07-14 19:40:08 -0400
Bill Smith—Thanks, as I also signed your professional petition. I noticed only 3 people in PEI signed. Do you think the reason for this is that their main employer is the Government, and they wouldn’t want to upset the Trudeau Government Mob, and lose their job?
That must be the answer as there is a large Military job presence in that area.
commented 2017-07-14 19:38:44 -0400
Cheers CANADIAN MONGREL
I’ve noticed that the petition is increasing at a rate of about 100 per hours… please send it to your contacts.
commented 2017-07-14 19:34:51 -0400
Interesting stats noted while I signed e-1194

It has just started and has already garnered 2278 signatures. Whereas e-934, which calls for an apology to the muslim traitor, ends in six days and has garnered 2811 signatures in four months, or slightly more than even.

It will be interesting to see the final tally on e-1194 on Nov 10, in time for Remembrance Day.

Does any one know the final tally on the anti-sharia petition, I forgot to check before it closed. Was the number greater than the petition leading to M103?
commented 2017-07-14 19:09:32 -0400
Bill Smith

Thanks for the link. Duly signed.
commented 2017-07-14 19:01:58 -0400
There is one soldier grandfathered to the disability pension system, being injured before the lump sum payment became law, who has to report every year to prove his injury has not healed. To date, he has not grown back his leg.
commented 2017-07-14 18:59:58 -0400
There are about 800,000 veterans and former military in Canada.
There are over 1,000,000 who share Omar Khadr’s religion.
Enough said.
commented 2017-07-14 18:44:03 -0400
Don Macdonald well said, sometimes words cannot express what one feels about scum like him.
commented 2017-07-14 18:42:34 -0400
How about a late term abortion for Omar, i would support that with a donation.
commented 2017-07-14 18:36:51 -0400
The anger I feel about this issue is sometimes at a peak where I cannot adequately use words to convey the width and depth of my rage for Trudeau, disappointment for all Canadians and sorrow for every Canadian soldier who was killed or injured in Afghanistan.