#Harper’s ‘Pigs at the Trough’ #CPC vs #Canada’s #Veterans via #pnpcbc #cdnpoli

Must see and share! Retired Colonel Pat Stogran, Ex-veteran affairs ombudsman, discusses 3 recent deaths with Rosemary Barton on CBC’s Power and Politics.


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Rick Hillier calls for public inquiry in wake of soldier suicides: Former chief of defence staff worried there could be more suicides during the holidays By Kristen Everson, CBC News Posted: Dec 14, 2013 6:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 14, 2013 7:21 PM ET

In Committee from the Senate of Canada – Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs – December 11, 2013 – Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent returns to the committee to answer questions about his report on the New Veterans Charter. Senators had begun their discussion on his report at the previous meeting last week. The ombudsman’s report provides recommendations to fix current weaknesses in the Charter. Deputy ombudsman Gary Walbourne also responds to questions.


Our vets deserve better Re: Deaths of three Afghan vets raise new concerns, Nov. 30. By Shaun Fynes, Ottawa Citizen November 30, 2013 5:40 PM

Mental health care needs among soldiers expected to increase: military psychiatrist
CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, November 29, 2013 6:23PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 29, 2013 10:42PM EST

Three soldier deaths leave more questions than answers
Department of National Defence probes possible suicides in Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta

CBC News Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:41 PM CT Last Updated: Nov 29, 2013 6:55 PM CT

Death of three Afghan veterans highlights military’s failure to conclude investigations into 70 suicides Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News November 28, 2013

Embattled ombudsman Pat Stogran makes his last stand for Canada’s veterans By David Pugliese, Postmedia News November 7, 2010

Dialled In: Pat Stogran says ‘Pig at the trough’ Conservatives see no return in more than token support for veterans By Matt Gurney Published 28/09/10 Last Updated: 28/09/10

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: Stogran By Dave Stewart Published on August 20, 2010

Veterans wanted dead, not alive, ombudsman charges
By Allan Woods Ottawa Bureau Published on Wed Aug 18 2010 – Col. Pat Stogran accuses government of nickel-and-diming Canadian veterans wounded serving their country.

The wounds of war: physical, psychological injuries legacy of Afghan battle. The retired colonel said he’s heard desperate stories from veterans “who feel cheated by the country they served.” By Dene Moore The Canadian Press, July 3, 2010

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