Ottawa, ON – Phil McColeman, Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs, issued a statement following media coverage that the Trudeau government is failing to keep its promises to veterans:
“During the 2015 election campaign, Justin Trudeau promised that a caseworker would be provided for every twenty five veterans. We learned today from media reports that not only did the Prime Minister break this promise, but the ratio remains as high as one case worker to every thirty nine veterans in some areas.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that veterans are not being given access to the resources and services needed to help successfully transition to civilian life.
“Our brave men and women put their lives on the line for our country and should not have to wait longer and longer for the care they deserve.
“Unfortunately, this broken promise is not an isolated incident. In fact, it was Justin Trudeau who told our veterans that they would never be forced to fight the government for the care and service they deserve. He broke that promise.
“Canada’s veterans deserve the best from our government. They put their lives on the line to defend our country and shouldn’t be left without the care they need.
“Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives believe in providing the best possible services for veterans and their families, in recognition of their service to Canada. We will continue to call on Justin Trudeau to fulfill the promises he has made to veterans.”
For more information:
Office of Phil McColeman - Phil.McColeman.A1@parl.gc.ca - Phone: 613-992-3118