We had planned to present this when we appeared at the review of the New Veterans Charter. Unfortunately, although we were on the witness list, we were never called to testify. It seems the powers that be didn't want to hear from the people!
So we are going to make sure we are heard just the same.
Within the next 2 months, Our Duty WILL present this petition to our parliament and the media. We will also ensure that the lawyers for the lump-sum class-action lawsuit receive it, in hopes that it may prove useful to their case.
The petition has been stalled for a while, needing just a few hundred names to break 80,000. Can you help us break that mark?
With the fall session of parliament upon us, we can expect more claims from the Harper Government that they support our troops... especially now that Harper is sending them into Iraq and Ukraine. We know better. As long as Government lawyers argue that Canada owes nothing to our veterans, Harper's support is worth nothing. Or less than nothing, as he continues to cut spending on equipment for the Forces and services to our veterans.
Please, take a moment to email your friends, post to FB or Twitter or any other place, and encourage Canadians to stand up for our veterans. They really need us.