Results for Hashtag #VET

  • John Langenecker posted an update 12 months ago

    #VET
    Wounded vets asked to sign form saying they won’t criticize the military on social media

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Wounded%20vets%20asked%20sign%20form%20saying%20they%20criticize%20military%20social%20media/8940083/story.html

    Before a problem can be solved, it must be identified. The feedback of the people that are directly…[Read more]

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    • I would say YES. If the military does not support its own, the information feel the LPC must step in.

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    • Someone must help as part of our rights as Canadian citizens are being eroded. This certainly has an aroma from the Conservative camp as we already know that their leader is a control freak and it is his way or the highway. I imagine here that if you don’t sign, then your chances of getting anything are nil.
      Is this site to be considered a…[Read more]

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    • john if you are a vet please contact me at jim@karygiannismp.com

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    • if a person is still employed in the military they do not have the privilages we do. they cannot criticize the government or members of parliament without reprimand. at least that’s the way it was for me. what they are voicing is not condemnation of the military but that of this conservative government. you would think harper would know better…[Read more]

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  • John Langenecker posted an update 6 months ago

    #VET The government has no special commitment to it’s injured Veterans?

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Ottawa+special+obligation+soldiers+federal+lawyers+court+filing/9633236/story.html

    Someone please tell me that I am misreading this!

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    • yes it is true. as a vet of the 1st PPCLI from the 70’s I have ears close to the source, via the association. folks are disgusted by this governments treatment of the afghan veterens health issues.
      why don’t we propose this, if you serve in the Canadian forces, for a minimum tour, say, comparable to what an mp needs for his pension, and when…[Read more]

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      • Compare our to other vital services, police and firefighters. Salary and pensions should be on par or higher because of the risk factor.

        I believe the equal pay for work of equal value is not just a women’s issue but also a vets issue. Solders have higher value if one is not injured on duty. When they are, they must also receive the best care.

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    • John,

      You are right to be alarmed. The so-called New Veterans Charter is a shocking betrayal of our new veterans, particularly those who were wounded in Afghanistan from 2007 on.

      The Equitas Society was formed to raise funds to pay for the legal disbursement costs of the disabled soldiers who are the representative plaintiffs in the class…[Read more]

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  • Jim Karygiannis posted an update 1 year ago

    #VET[LE FRANÇAIS SUIT L'ANGLAIS]

    September 2013

    On August 21, 2013, I was appointed as the Liberal Party of Canada Critic for Veterans Affairs by Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

    I am very pleased to receive the appointment and look forward to fulfilling my new critic’s responsibilities to the best of my ability. …[Read more]

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    • Dear Mr. Karygiannis: Now is the time for Liberals to demand the resignation of Julian Fantino. The treatment of our Veterans by the Conservative government is disrespectful and shameful.

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  • Robert Hawthorne posted an update 8 months ago

    #VET I am a vet, also 30 yrs fire capt and EMT. in 1994 with the help of our padre we set up a critical incident stress program strictly for police, fire and ems personell. its restricted entry because we see “stuff” that just can’t be talked about at the supper table. the program was developed by dr’s Mitchell and everly out of Baltimore…[Read more]

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  • #VET

    [LE FRANÇAIS SUIT L'ANGLAIS]

    Karygiannis welcomes Veterans Ombudsman’s Report on the New Veterans Charter – Le député Karygiannis se félicite du rapport de l’ombudsman des vétérans sur la Nouvelle Charte des anciens combattants
    Tuesday 1st October 2013.

    OTTAWA – The Honourable Jim…[Read more]

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  • #VET

    This week, I was up in the House of Commons a couple of times asking the Veterans Affairs Minister about the discrepancy in funding by the federal government for funeral costs for Canadian Force Members and veterans.

    Here was one of my questions:

    Mr. Speaker, a Canadian Forces member receives $13,000 for funeral costs. A veteran…[Read more]

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    • Glad you asked the question. You and the other sitting MP’s may need to take a different approach in Question Period. You seem to be walking into too many walls of Conservative contempt. Maybe if you asked more #real questions rather than one’s the media would be fit to cover. What I mean is, don’t ask questions you expect them to dodge. Ask…[Read more]

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    • I’m not great at wording things but here goes:

      canadian forces member $13,000
      veteran member $ 3,600

      service to country priceless, so why does this government value the life of a veteran at 28% of the life of a canadian forces member. They both gave their lives so you can sit in Ottawa. and debate this issue.

      By the way my…[Read more]

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    • This is a tough one for me because I believe that the government (or governments) has a greater responsibility to not only military personel but also to police officers, firefighters etc. who are killed in the line of duty or as a result of their service, than to those who die of natural causes. As to the amount paid for funeral expenses it should…[Read more]

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    • I for one believe that the biggest cost to our national defense is not the equipment budget, but the human cost.

      In recognition of this, all medical and funeral costs should be fully funded regardless of income.

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  • #VET If Sean Casey represents vets why is it that he doesn’t have a comment one here regularly or at least more than once every month. I saw one post written 8 months ago thanking Sean about keeping us updated..is the update posted on here?

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  • #VET

    A friend pointed out to me that Remembrance Day is not a National Holiday. Why?

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  • #VET

    Cannot believe the nerve of the conservatives. After fighting the vets in court for the past few years over clawback to their pension the cons lost and in May agreed not to appeal the decision.
    Now they are trying to take credit for doing what the court said they MUST do.
    Money wasted on a court case. More money wasted today on an…[Read more]

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  • #VET A petition is good but there is not much work there. I would like to hear our members say something about our vets in the house plenty to look at The New Charter, Lump sum payments, homeless Vets, Vets that cannot afford meds. If the members would say something about veterans every time the Conservatives say cap-and trade or carbon tax =we…[Read more]

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  • #VET
    Thank you Sean Casey for keeping us up to date on what is going on in the Veteran’s Committee, specifically the replacement of Rob Anders. Hopefully with Anders gone, the members of the committee will be more focused on the problems facing veterans rather than catching a catnap.

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  • #renewal #agriculture #aboriginal #copyright #environment #languesofficielles #health #internationaltrade #multicultural #royal #science #scitech #tourism #VET
    Here is a link to John Lennon’s song, Gimme Some Truth: http://youtu.be/aDDJeM5R4PM Knowing Harper enjoys the Beatles, Liberal MP extraordinaire Judy Sgro quoted this Lennon song…[Read more]

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  • #VET

    Hello Sean,

    Recently PM Harper announced a plan to adopt the “Helmets to Hardhats” campaign from the US. The idea, as you know, offers veterans jobs filling shortages of skilled trade workers in Canada.

    I think as Liberals we understand this is just one of the many approaches that can be taken to help veterans find gainful employment…[Read more]

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    • That plan and approach, if you don’t mind me saying, might be too logical. Hey there Marco. You’ll probably remember me from our previous two meetings and introductions. Glad to chat with you here online.

      Finding gainful employment for #vets after deployment should not be our main focus. They need a break, plain and simple. No matter the strength…[Read more]

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      • To all who are trying to find ways and ideas to help the heroes that sacrifice for our values and freedoms, I salute you.

        That said, we were beaten to the punch by the PC’s on this.

        There are many many great ideas on all issues from Liberals. We should show the country where the creativity and vision is by publishing as many as possible.

        If…[Read more]

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  • #VET #transparency

    Hello fellow re-builders:

    I sent out a press release recently about the breach of privacy at Veterans Affairs. This is a deeply disturbing revelation and I hope that the issue will be dealt with appropriately. Please get in touch with your MP to ask him or her if she supports a public hearing into this. Here is the release…[Read more]

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  • #VET

    Hello everyone,

    Here are two questions I asked in the House about the very concerning allegations of Conservatives breaching veterans’ privacy. I have included the Minister’s response for your interest. Please let me know what you think.

    Mr. Sean Casey (Charlottetown, Lib): Mr. Speaker, the minister’s political staff had access to a…[Read more]

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    • post the 10 point plan and then we can see if he answered the question. That seems to be the ”party line” on this issue. ”we have a a 10 point plan,”

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    • I wish the Minister would listen to the question – ”what are those steps ?”

      Surely blaming the Liberals for everything is going to get old eventually – the Conservatives have been in power for 6 years.

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  • #VET
    Dear Sean,
    Hello and warm wishes.
    On Remembrance Day, please allow me to pay my respect to all veterans and all those serving.
    We remember the 100, 000 Canadians who never came home, the sorrow many military families face, and the need to honour our sacred trust today and always.
    We understand that you put your life on the line each and…[Read more]

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  • #VET #policy #transparency #abuse

    Hello friends,

    You might be aware that recently I successfully presented a motion before the #VET committee to research the hundreds of millions of cuts to Veterans Affairs Canada.

    Unfortunately, the Conservatives are abusing their majority and the public trust by, as the article below
    states “us[ing] their…[Read more]

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  • Sean Casey posted a new activity comment 2 years, 12 months ago

    In reply to: Sean Casey posted an update #VET #renewal #policy Hello My name is Sean Casey. This past May I was elected as the new Liberal MP for Charlottetown. Shortly after that, Bob Rae, our Leader, appointed me Liberal […] View

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    Dear Dale:

    Thanks for your message. I wanted to let you know that I will be
    meeting with department officials next week to get a briefing on the current issues facing Veterans Affairs, along with short- and
    medium-term plans. After that meeting, I think that I will be able to
    better articulate what exactly we need to do to improve our…[Read more]

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  • Sean Casey posted an update 3 years ago

    #VET #renewal #policy

    Hello
    My name is Sean Casey. This past May I was elected as the new Liberal MP for Charlottetown. Shortly after that, Bob Rae, our Leader, appointed me Liberal Critic for Veterans Affairs, as well as Associate Justice Critic.

    As critic for Veteran Affairs, I am aware of the serious challenges facing our veterans and their…[Read more]

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    • So glad you won, Mr. Casey. I hope you will focus on the men and women who come back from our various new wars to Canada and need financial, educational and health care (including mental health care for PTSS). Welwyn Wilton Katz

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      • #VET

        Dear Welwyn:

        Thanks for your kind words Welwyn. I’m having a briefing with officials at Veterans Affairs next week to discuss issues facing the department and to get a sense of their short- and medium-term goals.

        If you have any questions or concerns, please send them along before Monday, September 26th. I’d be happy to bring them up…[Read more]

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    • #VET

      Dear Dale:

      Thanks for your message. I wanted to let you know that I will be
      meeting with department officials next week to get a briefing on the current issues facing Veterans Affairs, along with short- and
      medium-term plans. After that meeting, I think that I will be able to
      better articulate what exactly we need to do to improve our…[Read more]

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  • Sean Casey posted a new activity comment 2 years, 12 months ago

    In reply to: Sean Casey posted an update #VET #renewal #policy Hello My name is Sean Casey. This past May I was elected as the new Liberal MP for Charlottetown. Shortly after that, Bob Rae, our Leader, appointed me Liberal […] View

    #VET

    Dear Welwyn:

    Thanks for your kind words Welwyn. I’m having a briefing with officials at Veterans Affairs next week to discuss issues facing the department and to get a sense of their short- and medium-term goals.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please send them along before Monday, September 26th. I’d be happy to bring them up…[Read more]

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