Good day all,
For the widest possible distribution and discussion throughout your networks please.
-The current Government's introduction of the Veterans Bill of Rights is evidence that veterans rights are abused.
-Government lawyers in the recent Equitas court hearing established that the current Government are the abusers.
-They used the work of the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO) and Legion advisory groups to undermine the lawsuit.
-For the first time since WWI, the organizations failed to effectively protect veterans rights, in response this Government established the OVO.
-The current Veterans Ombudsman (VO) is silent as veterans are publicly humiliated, stripped of benefits, military disabilities aggravated and rights abused.
- Discussion among veterans show a growing dissatisfaction with the VO's performance .
The VO has an obligation to ensure veterans are treated fairly in accordance with the Veterans Bill of Rights. http://www.ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/ombudsman/index-eng.cfm
1. Comparing performance to mandate, do you believe the VO is fulfilling his obligation to veterans? Why or why not?
2. If not, then what should the veterans community do about it?
Your feedback is important if the veterans community is to take it's rights seriously.
The Canadian Veterans Advocacy Team.