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Post by Ex Member on Sun 14 Feb 2016, 20:25

According to MVA Hehr's Twitter account, he states that he is heading to Ottawa today for a couple of weeks . I hope it is in the plans to work with JT on our file during the two weeks in Ottawa. I also think the MVA will relay to JT the tone and level of frustrations and anxiousness that  Veterans are expressing on his social media.

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Post by Dannypaj on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 06:15

It is all about the budget I would say? or some sort of mathematical formula that equates to whatever it ends out being that  you'll receive at  the end of this shit show, x-files, nightmare or political maneuvering that is happening as we patiently await news from the almighty "himself".  What is with this bullshit anyway? the big secret!  I for the life of me I don't understand it at all, adding to the fact they will throw in some legal jargon and basically order us to take it and by the left quick march out of here.
Hope they get it right!!! in there math formula. $350million, what will the math look like?
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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 06:30

Thanks Sparrow...I hope he stays in Ottawa longer then a couple of Weeks.
It's hard to say if his chain has been rattled or not by some of the backlash that has been coming from his Facebook.
But I will continue to be skeptical on whether or not he is up to the task in delivering all of his promises in a timely an proper fashion.
I also hope that he takes a hard look at what it is his suppose to be doing in terms of setting priorities an given updates as to our file.
Like I said before...he may end up being the best Minister we ever had...but the way in which he is handling things thus far does not point to that...they already publicly announced that their estimated cost is going to be around $325 million added to our budget each year going forward to implement their promises...we already know what was promised...so I don't think it would be given out any pre budget secrets if they were to give us some sort of an update on the ELB ... from what were hearing the focus of priorities have been set an the ELB is not one of them according to his last update.

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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 07:47

325 Million will not accomplish much unless they get rid of waste else where in the over all veterans budget.

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Post by pinger on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 18:24

Well, frankly I think the MVA should have your chainsaw in his back pocket wild thing.
Something to amuse his... " heading to Ottawa today for a couple of weeks "
... and for the nuts and bolts of the upcoming budget. Gooood morning!

325 Million can do a hell of a lot. For us veterans though, I feel ANY re-establishing of life long pensions is a Billion, and add plurals to it for good fracking luck.

While I'm at it, a disclaimer. No more nickel or dimes for surveys, studies, or reviews .
Granted, some are sincere. But most should not be scratching their heads scratch  until the end of freaking time.

Some of us are... hurting.


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Post by Guest on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 05:47

The calm before the storm. Will Kent Hehr make announcements that turn CSAT into a social site in my opinion not for 325 million he won't. I am curious as to the new format and what the veterans file will look like. Sort of like waiting for Christmas morning as a kid, will we all get shinny new canes or will we have to whittle our own? Will Firebird get his PIA? Will he ever come out of the sisip site? will these changes give us peace of mind or be even more controlling and intrusive? Will ELB be brought up to 90%? Will we get our life time tax free pension back? these are questions we need answers to, and this is csat and these are the days of our lives... Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 06:56

lmao @ wild thing .

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Post by Dannypaj on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 08:36

?
http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/17/the-death-of-expertise/

Empowering information, just powerful and left speechless as per always trying to silence commoners.

P.s Found this article on the MVA's FaceBook site and wondered why he would post it...
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Post by bigrex on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 12:58

Personally, I would rather trust the opinion of someone who has actually lived and experienced the subject matter, over someone who merely studied it, regardless of how many degrees they have. Like the author is a professor at the Naval War College, but unless he has actually participated in naval warfare, even simulated warfare, I would accept the expertise of a career sailor, over his. And the same goes for Veterans benefits. Unless the person has experienced the same thing that we have, and dealt with the physical and mental repercussions of a military life, they have no expertise on how we should be treated. When the PA was written, the vast majority of politicians, and most likely the bureaucracy, were Veterans, and it offered a complete package for Veterans, not just pain and suffering compensation. It was only after those Veterans retired, that the PA started to be diminished, slowly repealing benefits such as paid university degrees, small business loans, low interest mortgages etc. While the NVC was written by bureaucrats that had never served, and voted on by politicians that the vast majority had never served, and it was very apparent that their so called expertise had very little to do with making our lives better, and more with saving money.
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Post by Guest on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 13:17

Very well said Rex !

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Post by Dannypaj on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 06:52

Dear Honourable Kent Hehr it is your time to shine?
http://www.parl.gc.ca/sencommitteebusiness/CommitteeStudies.aspx?parl=41&ses=2&Language=E&comm_id=1079
Not sure if this is the latest edition of what is taking place?

We have to fix this and end the scrimmage for all Veterans.
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Post by Guest on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 15:59

Homelessness among veterans to be a top priority for Liberals: Hehr

OTTAWA — Canada's veterans minister says the issue of homelessness among ex-soldiers is at the top of his agenda, but it is something that the Trudeau Liberals will tackle in a government-wide manner.

Kent Hehr spoke to the annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute meeting in Ottawa, saying that his department has never been equipped — nor had a mandate — to deal with the issue.

He says the department has been focused on the delivery of benefits and other programs.

A recent study by Employment and Social Development Canada found there are at least 2,250 homeless veterans in the country, but the department cautions the data is far from complete.

The figures come from a database which tracks 60 emergency shelters across the country.

Hehr says he's had talks with other ministers about the government's planned increase in social housing and how that might affect veterans, but he cautioned it is too early to say what the Liberals might do.

Last week, Hehr ordered his department to establish a new priorities secretariat that will focus on three key issues — homelessness, support for veterans’ families, and support for those transitioning to civilian careers.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1343047-homelessness-among-veterans-to-be-a-top-priority-for-liberals-hehr

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Post by pinger on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 17:52

Don't know who wrote the article, but let me emphasize two lines of it. (My underlines)

" Canada's veterans minister says the issue of homelessness among ex-soldiers is at the top of his agenda... "

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" Hehr says he's had talks with other ministers about the government's planned increase in social housing and how that might affect veterans, but he cautioned it is too early to say what the Liberals might do. "

Well at least the cold weather alert has gone away today where I live. That's beats political rhetoric in the here and now hands down.

TOP of his agenda??? If that is the case why wasn't it implemented 2+ month's ago?

I guess agenda's come and agenda's just go. Same old snafu.

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Post by Guest on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 18:18

Our Minister was on power play with Don Martin CTV NEWS this evening.

He was asked about the lifelong pension ?

He said that that he doesn't want to rush ...he wants to get it right.

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Post by Guest on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 18:51

trooper wrote:Our Minister was on power play with Don Martin CTV NEWS this evening.

He was asked about the lifelong pension ?

He said that that he doesn't want to rush ...he wants to get it right.


Here is the link to the interview between MVA Hehr and Don Martin on Power Play.
Based on MVA Hehr's comments in this interview he suggests that Veterans will be in a better position in 4 years then they are now so that leads me to think that we are early days yet in getting the results we are seeking.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=811974

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