Veterans deserve our respect and support

To the Editor:

Canada’s Conservatives have always and will always support our men and women in uniform. Like all Canadians, we will forever be grateful for their service to our nation.

But Prime Minister Trudeau shows them nothing but disrespect. He thinks that our veterans cost his government too much money. During a town hall meeting in Edmonton a few weeks ago, the Prime Minister told a former soldier, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, that veterans are asking for more than his government is prepared to give right now.

This is the same Liberal government that has managed to find $10 million to pay off a convicted terrorist, $650 million for reproductive rights in developing countries, and $2.65 billion to fight climate change overseas, but they cannot seem to find any money to support our veterans?

During the last election campaign Justin Trudeau promised Canadians that if they voted for him, he would re-establish lifelong pensions for injured veterans. He also promised that he would not fight veterans in court. He broke both promises and he lied to Canadians.
Justin Trudeau cannot be trusted to put the needs of veterans first.

When MPs return to Parliament on February 26, they will vote on a Conservative motion calling on the Prime Minister to apologize to veterans for his insensitive comments at a recent town hall in Edmonton and fulfill his campaign promise.

My question is to the Alberta Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault and Amarjeet Sohi: will you vote to make Justin Trudeau apologize to our veterans and fulfill his promise to them? That’s what Canadians expect.

Our veterans deserve our respect and support. You can count on Canada’s Conservatives to fight for them every day, because they fought for us.


Arnold Viersen, MP
Peace River – Westlock
Deputy Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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