In 2015 Christopher Garnier brutally murdered an off-duty police officer named Catherine Campbell, then disposed of her battered body in a recycling bin under a bridge in Halifax.
As Garner sits in jail for the next ten years for second-degree murder and committing an indignity to a body, he’ll be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder paid for by Veterans Affairs Canada, despite never having served a day in the Canadian military.
They’ll be footing the bill for all that treatment because Garnier's father is a veteran.
By the way, that PTSD Garnier says he’s suffering from is, by his own admission, a result of the brutal murder he committed. He even tried using the diagnosis to get a reduced sentence for Campbell’s murder.
Veterans groups are outraged, Campbell’s family is livid and now that the House of Commons is back in session, it’s time for the Liberals to explain this national shame.
How did this happen? And why didn’t the Liberals stop it from happening?
The Conservatives tried to hold Trudeau’s feet to the fire but instead of getting the answers veterans and Campbell’s family deserve, the response was apathy, grandstanding and indignant silence.
Still, Canadians want answers. We want the truth and we want to ensure this never happens again, but like our wounded veterans, it seems we’re asking for more than the PM is willing to give.