Montreal program aimed at ending homelessness for veterans gets federal funding

Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission was awarded $890,000 by the federal government to help get homeless veterans of the street. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay made the announcement in Montreal on Monday. The funds will allow the mission to continue its…

NCC approves site for monument to Canada’s war in Afghanistan

OTTAWA – A site has been officially approved for the federal government’s promised national monument for the war in Afghanistan, five years after the memorial was first promised. The decision by the National Capital Commission on Thursday ends years of…

Ontario’s veterans’ fund turns younger vets away, returns money to government unspent

The Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission, the province’s emergency grant program for veterans, turns away veterans of recent conflicts while returning most of its budget unspent every year to the government, Global News has learned. Story continues below The provincial law…

Federal cabinet shuffle draws reaction from Calgary veterans advocates

Friday’s shakeup in the federal cabinet has drawn criticism from some Calgary veterans advocates. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made three changes to his cabinet, and the most high-profile move saw Lawrence MacAulay take over the veterans affairs portfolio. READ MORE:…

Federal Cabinet shuffle draws reaction from Calgary veterans

March 1 2019 8:08pm Calgary veterans’ advocates say the latest Cabinet moves highlight the revolving door of politicians tasked with the Veterans Affairs portfolio. Michael King reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

Emails reveal how Ottawa attempted to explain convicted murderer Christopher Garnier’s PTSD treatment

Newly released documents offer a glimpse into how high-level government officials grappled to respond to the revelation that Veterans Affairs was funding the PTSD treatment of a Halifax man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer. Story continues below Emails…