• Sean Casey posted an update 3 years, 2 months ago

    #VET #renewal #policy

    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 families. I have a close connection to the Department of Veteran Affairs as its National Headquarters is located in my riding of Charlottetown, PEI.

    We have excellent and dedicated staff working for Veterans Affairs back home. And yes, we are all aware that we need to continue to improve our services to the men and women who have served in uniform for Canada.

    It is vitally important that VAC staff be given, on an ongoing basis, the tools, training and resources to meet the most challenging needs of our veterans effectively. It is the least we can do for them.

    I am proud the Party has launched “Liberal Community“. It will provide a great opportunity to hear from Canadians – in real time. I look forward to the discussions.

    Sean Casey, MP

    • 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

      • #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 during the meeting.

        Keep in touch.

    • #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 support for our men and women in uniform.

      Before Monday, September 26th, if you would like to forward on any questions or concerns you have – I would be pleased to bring them up at the meeting.

      I also encourage you to also send me your suggestions on how to improve our support to men and women in uniform at any time.

      Again, thanks for your note. I look forward to keeping in touch.