TWILIGHT ZONE: Kent Hehr’s Page Deletes Post Criticizing His Page For Deleting Post


Really Kent?

The day before publishing this story, I wrote about how Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr’s Facebook page disrespectfully deleted a Veteran’s post for supposedly “violating” Kent Hehr’s community guideline #4 – No Spam.

Of course, the post in question was just a link to an article saying veterans were asking for help. Apparently, Hehr and his staff see that as “spam” worthy of deletion.

Here is the original screenshot:

Veterans Affairs Minister's Page Disrespects & Deletes Legitimate Post

So, I wrote the story – pointing out that the Veterans Affairs Minister is supposed to serving Veterans, not deleting their posts and calling them “spam.”

Then, Medric Cousineau, a Canadian Veteran and Winner of The Star of Courage who I interviewed previously – posted the story on Kent Hehr’s wall.

This is what happened next:

Kent Hehr – or his staff – got rid of Medric Cousineau’s post.

It’s like the twilight zone in its absurdity: The response to criticism for deleting posts from Veterans and calling them spam, is to delete a post by a Veteran about that criticism and call them spam again.

Deeper and deeper into the disrespect and hypocrisy…

I won’t go into everything I mentioned in the last story, since my thoughts were made clear there. It’s enough to say that the treatment of Veterans by the Trudeau government – and the way their voices are silenced on the Facebook page of a man who should be supporting them – is a total disgrace.

If Kent Hehr is afraid of being criticized by Veterans, he should resign his cabinet position – and the big salary that goes along with it.

What he doesn’t seem to realize is that if he was willing to take some criticism and actually listen – no matter how tough the conversations are – he would win some respect.

Nobody is expecting Kent Hehr to fix everything right away, but they do expect him to advocate and fight for Veterans – even if that means confronting his government once in a while.

After all, Kent Hehr is not supposed to be pressuring Veterans on behalf of the government, he is supposed to be pressuring the government on behalf of Veterans.

Instead, he just repeats the same-old Trudeau talking points, which makes him a government spokesman, not a servant of Veterans.

A massive irony here is that without the Veterans who fought and sacrificed for our freedom, there wouldn’t even be a Canadian government, and there certainly wouldn’t be Facebook or any concept of free speech. Hehr should show some respect for that truth and let those who served our country share their thoughts freely on his page.

It’s time for him to start doing the right thing.

Let’s see what happens if someone posts this article on Hehr’s wall. If he keeps deleting, I’ll keep writing.

Spencer Fernando


7 comments Add yours
  1. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/reports/sdr-delivering-service-excellence

    Para 3 and 4 of the introduction …

    The Minister is unequivocal in his desire to fulfill his mandate and ensure that Veterans and their families receive the respect, support, care and economic opportunities they deserve. He and the Department have been working hard to deliver on these priorities, and an essential step was to undertake a comprehensive review of how services are delivered.

    He noted recently: “I believe this review is an important step in making it easier for Veterans and their families to understand and access programs and services. They have earned our respect and gratitude. And as the Minister of Veterans Affairs, I will ensure that we continue to honour their service to our great nation.”

    … Does not seem to tie in with his actions to me.

  2. It really comes down to this, he has no intelligent response to the posts because they are true and accurate reflection of how we are being treated by the Minister and VAC in general.

  3. What can you expect from a government headed by someone, who has never had any sort of respect for veterans.

    Look at his fathers dismissive, antagonistic behaviour during WW2- he didn’t join the military, like any self-respecting man of his age would. Or help in some way in the fight against the brutal Nazi regime.
    He rode around the Jewish section of Montreal, with one of his like-minded narcissist friends, in a NAzi costume.

    And look at how his daddy openly worshipped some of the worst, barbaric dictators of our time. And Justine openly chatted about his admiration of them as well.

    Look at what is in charge of our armed forces.
    Nuff said.

  4. Didn’t the veterans vote for Justin? Funny, how the liberals human shield media are ‘very quiet’ on the matter which I am not surprised at all.
    When the cpc were in gov, the veterans’ problems was echoed on national television on a daily basis with countless of experts from wherever to debate on the issue. Now that the liberals are in gov, all the veterans problems are a non-issue. So much for that.

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