Veterans affairs

Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Veterans Affairs poised to lose hundreds of staff hired to deal with claims backlog

Officials warned the minister last May that the department had already lost some of the 560 temporary staff

 

In Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetery, rows of granite headstones commemorate those lost in the First and Second World War. (Tegwyn Hughes/News Staff)

‘Dignity and grace’: How Greater Victoria cemeteries honour veterans

The history and legacy of Canadian heroes, engraved in granite

 

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has spoken out about some veterans losing their Dimished Earning Capacity income. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)

Blaney pens letter to minister about veteran supports

Concerned about veterans losing some income

 

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Ombudsman calls for national consultations, plan for supporting veterans

The current ‘Pension for Life’ scheme was rolled out by the Liberal government last April

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)