I grew up in a household of a man that lost his leg during WW2. We lived on a farm so from an early age I had to assume many of the chores that he couldn’t do.
Knowing what adjustments we had to make, I think It is despicable that our Government, that at the time was happy to send these people off to war as a political solution, is now happy to shuffle a problem that they created.
These heroes that came home from war also have families. I cannot imagine the terrible battle going on in the PTSD soldier’s heads, and I cannot imagine living in the home of that soldier, partners and children having to help pick up the emotional pieces of someone having to survive mentally from a war.
It take cruel people now to make these warriors to fight an added battle to survive financially now that he or she has come back home from war injured.
I hold Harper personally responsible for this. He appointed Julian Fantino to the portfolio. Harper chose a hardnose to deal with the file to close services for our vets, so it is no wonder that Fantino is a hardnose while he is dealing with vets. And while Fantino acts in such a callous way Harper has not intervened and the services are still withdrawn. And we know that in the Harper Government robots are picked to do their jobs.