Ottawa, ON – Phil McColeman, Conservative Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs, issued a statement today following the Supreme Court of Canada dismissal of the application for leave to appeal in Daniel Christopher Scott et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (Equitas Case):
“Conservatives believe that Canada and its Veterans share a social covenant and that the government should be committed to providing the best possible services and benefits for Veterans and their deserving family members.
“That is why our Party passed a resolution stating this at our recent convention, and why our MPs voted in favour of MP John Brassard’s Bill C-378, An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles), while the Liberals voted against it.
“When in Government, Conservatives sat down with the Equitas Veterans to negotiate with them in good faith. Justin Trudeau took them back to court.
“In the last election Justin Trudeau promised our Veterans that he’d restore their lifelong pensions and that they wouldn’t need to fight him in court, he’s broken those promises and failed Veterans.”
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