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.