November 09, 2017

Remembrance Day shame: 3 stories of government failing veterans, soldiers

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

As Remembrance Day approaches, nothing should trouble us more on this important public holiday, than seeing how poorly our veterans and active service members are treated by our government. 

This isn't a partisan Liberal or Conservative issue either. It’s well documented how the Harper government and controversial former Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino, let our veterans down.

Veterans Affairs under Fantino was dogged by scandals and controversies, as they were unable to solve many of the same issues dogging the Liberals. Now, many of the veterans groups who united to oppose Harper in the 2015 election, are demanding more from the Trudeau Liberals.

Many Canadians know that Liberal years tend to be lean times for the Canadian Forces, but CTV News reports that we currently have 770 homeless veterans living on Canadian streets, a number that has grown from 578 in January of 2015.

Can you imagine one of Trudeau's Syrian refugee families being allowed to be homeless like one of those veterans?

Or how about the resources and effort dumped into helping and housing the illegal immigrants who are crossing our border irregularly to make asylum claims?

They’re being housed and taken care of in a way that is far more compassionate than how we treat veterans.

What is wrong with us?

But, even more ominous than those two stories is news today that our active special operations forces, including our elite JTF2 are having their benefits scaled back.

Watch as I share the effect of policies enacted quietly by the Liberals in September.

Sadly, and all too often, it seems the only time our media party and politicians want to discuss the hardship veterans and active service members face is in and around Remembrance Day.

What a shame. These brave individuals are the 1% of Canadian society who volunteer to keep us safe and fight for the freedom of those who cannot fight for themselves.

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commented 2017-11-12 18:35:59 -0500
Trudeau – his new name – “Canada’s shame”.
commented 2017-11-11 15:48:11 -0500
If the islamic loving federal government of Canada cannot have it leader attend – then why should anyone else go?

For the first time in many years I stayed away – intentionally.
commented 2017-11-11 10:18:25 -0500
If it weren’t for the young boys and men who died on the battlefields in Europe all Canadians would be bilingual.
They would all be speaking English or French’s as well as German.
Some feel that the boys who didn’t come back are the lucky ones.
Lucky to not have come back and experience the attitude of the present politicians of all stripes who have no trouble at all in creating comfortable lives for themselves while neglecting the people that served and sacrificed so much to provide them with this comfortable life and the ability to speak freely.
commented 2017-11-10 19:31:18 -0500
Martin Ashfield it is their own men and family members who have put them in that position though. No sympathy from me.
commented 2017-11-10 18:51:44 -0500
“Amid ‘deep concern’ for Rohingya refugees, Trudeau meets with Myanmar leader Suu Kyi”
This was a headline from the CBC regarding the ‘deep’ compassion our selfie, Jihadi Muslim leader Trudeau has for the refugees in that country. There was no mention of any ‘DEEP’ concern the jerk had or has for Canadian homeless and the state of our Canadian Veterans.
Yes everyone should have compassion for displaced refugees and people hurt by war and dictators. However I was always taught to take care of my own family first and then help others, NOT to ignore my family and go to the aid of others, which is what this two faced son of a bitch Trudeau is constantly doing, ignoring his family – Canadians – and running with open arms and our tax dollars to help others.
I hate this son of a bitch so much I could choke him with my bare hands. May he rot in HELL!
commented 2017-11-10 18:35:57 -0500
Krispy, thanks for the links.
If Butts would repay what he stole from taxpayers to move to Ottawa, there would be plenty of money for MP’s to attend ceremonies of Remembrance throughout their ridings with a wreath to lay.

Seamus O’Regan is a putz! (vulgar meaning intended)
commented 2017-11-10 18:34:28 -0500
SPACE MOOSE You are just as big of an asshole as Justin Trudeau and the rest of your Liberal friends.
If it wasn’t for Veterans you would not be able to spout the shite that you spout, so shut the fuck up unless you have something nice to say.
commented 2017-11-10 18:00:26 -0500
News items:

“On our 11th hour of the 11th day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will likely be asleep”
http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/1106-bonokoski

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“Liberals limit Remembrance Day wreaths for MPs”

If there is any more needed to know how low the Trudeau Liberals will go, it was their plan this November to limit the number of Remembrance Day wreaths provided to parliamentarians to lay before cenotaphs across this country.


http://torontosun.com/2017/10/16/lest-we-forget-unless-it-is-more-than-two-wreaths/
commented 2017-11-10 17:07:32 -0500
Funny thing is, with the exception of a few surviving WWII and Korea vets, all the other ex-armed forces guys I know voted for turdo la doo.
commented 2017-11-10 15:26:18 -0500
Space Cadet, The vast majority of us don’t run the risk of being shot at work; having our limbs blown off; or run into war zones to protect civilians & oust murderous factions of Islam; and all the other duties of our armed forces, including helping Canadians here at home during natural disasters.
You said," I have interacted with enough military people in my life. Bunch of nasty dickheads with authority issues that put themselves on a pedastal. "
Do you hang out with dishonourably discharged military personnel as a practice?
commented 2017-11-10 15:13:11 -0500
SPACE CADET MOOSE;;;

Stand up, face the front, like a (Fucking) Soldier. Almost Kippling.
commented 2017-11-10 14:26:03 -0500
To Dan Mancuso I share your frustration / I have a similar dream…… you are not alone Canadian who feels same way about our evil PM.
commented 2017-11-10 13:13:34 -0500
Space Moose—You do not seem proud to be a Canadian; is this a result of Trudeau and the Liberals taking over the Government?
commented 2017-11-10 12:29:54 -0500
I have interacted with enough military people in my life. Bunch of nasty dickheads with authority issues that put themselves on a pedastal.

I treat veterans no different than any other people. There are regular people that die or get injured doing civilian jobs too. A disabled vet is no different than some civilian who becomes disabled on their regular job.
commented 2017-11-10 12:16:54 -0500
The Canadian government has neglected active military and vets for quite a while.

The active military has been underfunded, outgunned , and lack adequate personal protection . Their equipment is old and tired. Their refurbishment budgets are almost non existent. New build programs of late have either been cancelled or are in limbo. The majority of North American military contractors don’t want to bid on new programs because the DOD talking heads don’t know what they want and the program stalls and eventually fades away.

Vets are treated like dogs at best. They don’t get the help they need to function after they get out. If it wasn’t for charitable groups and military foundations they wouldn’t have any support.
commented 2017-11-10 10:45:12 -0500
Got to pay for the terroerist 6/49 some how .
Countries liberated by our brave young men and women years ago should hang their heads in shame for cheapening the sacrifises that Canadians made .These countries including Canada will be over run by a wave of invaders that come to take over . Politicians will assist the invaders . I truely believe that not very many would have gave up their lifes if they could have seen how we are letting Free speech and Democracy die today .Press Politiians all wearing a poppy around this time of year is no different than putting on a tie for them . All for show .
commented 2017-11-10 10:34:27 -0500
Baby Doc had no problem giving $31,000,000 of our tax dollars to Afghanistan for its veterans less than a month ago. Oh dear, where will he get the funds so he can give away this money? Why, royally screw our troops and veterans!

Baby Doc is one sick puppy. He loves glad handing around the world, grinning like the fool he is. He is lost with the big boys, and seems to think that giving away over $6,000,000,000 of our money – money that is part of the debt he is creating – makes him more and more popular in Canada. The only people who are happy are the dictatorships and despots he is propping up. He is the eternal sucker living off his trust fund (and eventually also a PM’s pension) while bankrupting the country.

Baby Doc is the least educated of all PMs we have ever had. A two time university dropout who’s claim to fame is snowboard instructor, bouncer, backpacker, famous daddy, and being an on demand part time high school drama teacher filling in when the regular teacher wasn’t available. Oh, and his socks and hair.

This MENSA failure doesn’t care about Canadians. Lose an arm for our country and this warm and fuzzy fool, who loves hugging stuffed animals and doing tricks with babies, will cut you loose, But if you are a veteran in some hell hole Asian country and so he opens our coffers up. How many former Afghanistan soldiers have joined the Taliban? How many are now receiving funds from Baby Doc’s generosity?

Isn’t this the second time since becoming PM that Baby Doc has tried to pull back money from front line troops in danger areas and recover money paid to veterans?

He should be ashamed of himself, but then again, he has no shame, putz that he is.

If ever Baby Doc needs protection, and it falls to the military to protect him, I do hope they step back and let happen whatever the threat will be.

Someone, please, explain in little words to Baby Doc (and the Liberals in general) what “Lest we forget” means.
commented 2017-11-10 10:28:14 -0500
MARTIN ASHFIELD commented 16 hours ago
“…I hate this son of a bitch so much I could choke him with my bare hands…”

I truly feel there are many, many Canadians who feel the same way and are too cowed or afraid of the consequences to speak up…

I hate this son of a bitch Justin Traitor so much I could choke him with my bare hands.
commented 2017-11-10 10:21:51 -0500
Muta Ween, well said. In addition to methadone clinics, governments are spending millions to open supervised safe injection sites. A homeless shelter in Ottawa has opened a trailer on their property, drug users can chill and watch Netflix or enjoy Play Station while sipping on coffee or tea.

Meanwhile, homeless veterans are forgotten and ignored.
commented 2017-11-10 10:02:37 -0500
“Veterans are not special. Being a soldier is just another crappy job. "

Well SPACE MOOSE, you are possibly saying that tongue-in-cheek, but the dozens and dozens of WWII and Korean vets that I used to know would have agreed with you. None of them thought they were special, and none of them thought that Remembrance Day was about them; it was all about – and I’ll quote my Dad here – “the poor sons-of-bitches who didn’t come back”. And as far as I’m concerned, that is what Remembrance Day is all about – nothing else.
commented 2017-11-10 09:59:14 -0500
“Juxtapose” the money spent on looking after our veterans with the interest and money spent on methadone clinics. Misplaced priorities ,past ,present and probably future as long as we elect these leftists.
commented 2017-11-10 08:39:47 -0500
Is Space Moose just another Jihadi Justin mouth piece?
Sure sounds like a lot of the other reprobates and pedophiles that troll this site.
By saying that being a soldier is just another crappy job, Space Moose should keep in mind that those boys and girls who fill the ranks of our dwindling military are not deserving of any respect.
Space Moose feels that he is superior since he does not work and is collecting money from his liberal hacks in the form of welfare payments and that every working stiff is simply stupid to continue working in Crappy jobs.
Space Moose, it is a question of pride, something that is lacking in a great majority of this nation’s citizens.
They learn from the liberal educational system that it is OK to not take pride in yourself, your country, it’s customs and everything else.
commented 2017-11-10 07:35:49 -0500
Space Moose, how many soldiers or veterans do you interact with?
commented 2017-11-10 02:51:09 -0500
Veterans are not special. Being a soldier is just another crappy job. Don’t kid yourself. soldiers are not fighting for freedom. That is just propaganda.

Now that I think about it, I forgot to find a white poppy to wear.
commented 2017-11-10 02:14:36 -0500
KARAN SINGH’s comment 27 mins. ago.
It only goes to show that the defense minister is indeed a Liberal, which in turn shows that he like all Liberals and their Jihadi leader don’t give a flying fuck about not only our veterans but about all our homeless poor in Canada.
Why else would that two faced Muslim asshole PM give away millions of Canadian tax dollars to foreign governments rather than take care of Canadians first, and I might add that any and all Canadian Ministers that smugly sit by and let this happen are as two faced and as complicit as that asshole called little potato the rotten jerk.
ALL of the Liberal government has to be held to account, every single fat cat, entitled Liberal minister must answer for the shameful treatment of Canadian Veterans and in fact for all needy Canadians.
They all sleep in comfort because they don’t care!
commented 2017-11-10 01:33:53 -0500
Extremely shameful especially when our defence minister who calls himself a soldier & was a member of the force. How he could sleep in comfort knowing that some of his brothers in arms are looking for a dry & warm corner on the street to sleep on an empty stomach. Pitiful.
commented 2017-11-10 00:10:24 -0500
Bravo Zulu—If you can believe the EU, they want this Army to" protect" Hungary ,Poland ect. from the Russians. If like you say the Muslims from N. Africa join this EU Army it will take years to set up as they have trouble closing one eye and shooting at the same time. Cuba tried to teach them to shoot 40 years ago and gave up.
Britain will not be part of this army as they should be separate from the EU in 2 years.
commented 2017-11-10 00:01:25 -0500
So the Libtards will bravely spend us into poverty on migrants while beating their chests but no courage to throw a few bucks to our own vets. Traitors all.
commented 2017-11-09 23:54:03 -0500
MARTIN ASHFIELD—Your post shows your strong character, which motivates people.
For years I have been making a X-mas donation to the Salvation Army which helps the homeless, but no more, as I have found that they give priority to Syrian Refugees instead of Homeless Vets and other Canadians. I am going to say that when I send the money- less envelope next month.
I will be crowd-funding a couple of other needy places instead.
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