Veterans affairs

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney speaks during Question Period on April 1, 2022 in Ottawa. Credit: Christian Diotte, House of Commons Photo Services

North Island Resident’s Contributions Influence Parliamentary Committee Recommendations

Sgt. Nina Usherwood’s experience with Veterans Affairs Canada influential to committee report

 

Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay rises during Question Period, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Veterans Affairs poised to lose hundreds of staff hired to deal with claims backlog

Officials warned the minister last May that the department had already lost some of the 560 temporary staff

 

Nine legions on and around Vancouver Island received funding from Veteran Affairs Canada as part of the $20 million Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. (The Royal Canadian Legion/ Facebook)

Comox, Quadra Island and upper-Island legions receive federal funding

The funding is part of the $20 million Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund

 

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has spoken out about some veterans losing their Dimished Earning Capacity income. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)

Blaney pens letter to minister about veteran supports

Concerned about veterans losing some income

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney has spoken out about some veterans losing their Dimished Earning Capacity income. (Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror photo)
(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Ombudsman calls for national consultations, plan for supporting veterans

The current ‘Pension for Life’ scheme was rolled out by the Liberal government last April

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)