January 3, 2019
According to a new article in the Globe and Mail by Gloria Galloway, the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has managed to provide a net savings of $1.8 billion in the next four years, by reducing payouts to disabled veterans.
This is a stark turnaround for the Trudeau team, given that during the 2015 campaign, they pledged to bring back the ‘Pension For Life’.
The ‘Pension For Life’ program was fairly popular with veterans before being replaced under the Harper government, for a less costly program, which many actively spoke out against.
Since the campaign and the Liberal government’s subsequent turnaround, veterans’ associations have described the governments halfway solution as a “betrayal of the commitment to Canada’s veterans’ community.”
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