The elite soldiers in Canada’s Special Operations Forces take part in the most secretive and dangerous missions.
You would think the Department of National Defence would really want to take care of them given their unique skill-set, but instead, according to a CTV News report, they could now lose a special monthly allowance if they are sick or injured for more than 180 days.
Just in time for Remembrance Day, we’re now aware of a new policy quietly rolled out two months ago that affects everyone from paratroopers and submarine crews to pilots and rescue technicians, and any serviceman who had the temerity to limp home injured.
Many of these elite soldiers are understandably frustrated and can’t fathom why they must suffer financial ramifications while nursing temporary injuries.
Apparently, our Liberal government is suddenly on an austerity kick.
It’s all about getting our priorities straight, right?
After all, when the budget won’t balance itself, you need to nickel-and-dime injured patriots — while amassing multimillion dollar payouts to repatriated jihadis.