Letters

Canada's veterans actually getting more help—not less

By now we have all heard about service reductions to our veterans.

We've also read many articles condemning the cuts to services for veterans and the actions of the Minister of Veteran Affairs.

It is not hard to understand veterans' anger, and why many others would support them.

This includes me.

We must take care of our veterans!

Does the Harper Conservative Government has a death wish to carry on in this way?

In fact, veterans have received $4.6 billion more since 2006.

Rather than closing offices, Ottawa made 650 more offices available for face-to-face services by transferring veteran service to another branch of government.

All these offices will have at least one specialist who worked in the veterans offices.

This, I learned, is an increase by 16 times the number of locations available to veterans for personal contact.

All those who received house calls by a case worker or registered nurse will continue to enjoy those services.

Some cutback!

In the end our furor should target those who tried to use our aging or handicapped veterans to serve their own goals.

Ziggy Eckardt

Burnaby

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