SICKENING: Government Punishing Troops Who Spoke Out Against Benefit Cuts

The Trudeau government is punishing Canadian soldiers for exercising the same freedom of speech they fight to defend for all of us.

Canadian troops serving in Kuwait – participating in the fight against Islamic State – used to get tax free incomes for serving in a danger zone.

Last year however, the Trudeau government shamefully took those benefits away.

Since then, troops serving at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait have been fighting to get their tax-free status back.

They had pointed out that other troops in Kuwait still had their tax-free status, and it made no sense to take it away from those serving in a dangerous place.

However, instead of restoring the benefits, the Trudeau government wanted to take the benefits away from another 300 Canadians serving in Kuwait.

Despicable.

Those troops at Camp Arifjan continued speaking out against the policy change, and thanks to their efforts and the advocacy of opposition MP’s, a vote in the House of Commons restored the tax benefit for those bravely serving Canada in a dangerous part of the world.

That should have been the end of it.

It wasn’t.

Trudeau government punishing those Veterans who spoke out

As reported by CTV, soldiers who fought against the change were told to take their concerns to MP’s, but were then investigated for complaining to those very same MP’s.

Then, the Trudeau government decided that the 15 troops at Camp Arifjan – who spoke out in the first place – would not get their benefits restored.

Keep in mind, this will cost the troops up to $1,800 every month.

Many people are rightfully outraged.

A mother of a Canadian soldier at Camp Arifjan told CTV the following about her son:

“He should have freedom of speech just like any other Canadian citizen. Why does he lose his rights as a Canadian citizen because he’s military? No.”

She added, “Any mission, in any of those countries, in any country that isn’t this one, is dangerous. You can’t tell me that he is going to be safe. You can’t tell me that they can protect him in a country that is volatile.”

Those 15 troops now feel they are being punished for speaking on behalf of their fellow soldiers.

Additionally, Canadian troops serving in the Sinai desert of Egypt – where the ISIS threat is growing – are also having their danger and hardship pay cut.

A sickening message

The punishment of the 15 Camp Arifjan troops for speaking their minds demonstrates that our government has a total lack of belief in freedom of speech. We have already seen this in numerous ways, but it is particularly sickening and despicable to see the very troops who fought for our free speech punished for exercising that speech themselves.

Spencer Fernando

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Martine
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Martine

Trudeau is creating a shameful precedent. Freedom of speech is not just for the prime minister to insult canadians, like the Christians bla bla bla, canadians have no core values etc,etc.our soldiers should get more support than the trudeau s sharia mafia.why, cause they are fighting for canada!

C
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C

I agree, he rinks hatred towards anything thing Canada the Military The National anthem Oh Canada!

Roman
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Roman

Duplicity of the highest order! This government has been showing its true colours for months: The cash-for-access investigations, the “vacations” Trudeau has been taking, their inaction on the border crisis, and now this suppressing of free speech by our soldiers (not to mention the *deliberate* cutting of our army’s budget).

Call this government for what it is: A New World Order government. Not Canadian. But New World Order.

C
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C

Yes! Why won’t the Governor General get involved and remove him, before Canada is totally destroyed? But there are still ignorant people that thinks Trudeau is doing a good job, either they are oblivious to reality or smoking to much pot! Most people get their news from newspapers or news network that spin the truth!

Sharron
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Sharron

Mr if I should call you that Trudeau shame on you . You are fired your nit Candia don’t know what you are but shame on you

David
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David

I fear the pain that Canada and Canadians (let alone soldiers) are going to feel from J Trudeau (Mr Pot, I can get away with it) has not yet fully started, October 2019 can not happen soon enough. Please note PM not used because little potato doesn’t have the balls or brains to be called the Prime Minister of Canada.

sher
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sher

our troups …fighting for all Canadians…wake up!

Leo Brost
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Leo Brost

IF I WAS ONE OF THEM TROOPS I WOULD PARK MY ASS ON YOUR STEP UNTIL EITHER YOU COME UP WITH OUR RIGHTFUL PAY OR I WOULD TELL YOU MR TRUDEAU YOU JERK TO TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT RIGHT WHERE THE SUN DON,T SHIN.

Tom Wilkins
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Tom Wilkins

Let’s retire that children’s fairy tale about troops fighting for freedom of speech. If you have to lie to defend the military, it is time to stop defending it!

Rick Churchill
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Rick Churchill

Ever wonder why Trudeau spoke so highly of Castro? It seems they had a lot in common… free speech is only allowed when it praises the entrenched Regime; otherwise it is treated as heresy, not to be tolerated.

Christine
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Christine

Trudeau is applying a dictatorial principle which is `shut up or you will pay`. Only weak leaders apply those
rules because they are unable to have honest conversations and discussions. They rule with the `sword`.

Shag
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Shag

Just like him to give himself a good raise a month ago and then take it away from some one else

Michael Hunt
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Michael Hunt

Queen’s Regulations and Orders

19.09 – USE OF OUTSIDE INFLUENCE FORBIDDEN

No officer or non-commissioned member shall attempt to obtain favourable consideration on any matter relating to the member’s service by the use of influence from sources outside the Canadian Forces.

Whomever advised them to go against their own rules gave them BAD ADVICE. Period.

Iona McMillan
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You are right Mr. Hunt. It was that way when I was RCAF back in 1956 and it sounds to me like today’s troops are being badly schooled about QROs . We had to show that we had a basic understanding of these things or we would have to repeat the course. I know things have changed but they shouldn’t have changed that much.
By the way, I agree that the allowances should not have been clawed back from the troops in danger zones.
Read the QROs so you know your responsibilities! Ignorance is no excuse.

Neika
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Neika

You are correct. Nothing has changed. I just retired after 22 years in the military. I wouldn’t say the soldiers are badly schooled, it is one of the things that is drilled into their heads at the beginning of their careers. I too believe the benefits should not have ever been taken away from the troops deployed in hostile theatre.

Mat
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Mat

That very QR&O is severely out dated, any law that restricts freedom of speech or the right too is not a current to date law. The QR&O’s are in desperate need of up dating. They were written and created so as to restrict our military individual rights. The military has a right to council and to be teated as human beings not as disposable equipment. This is not 1956.

Bax
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Bax

I sure hope the folks who are sickened by our PM’s anti-Canadian actions still remember all those actions when elections roll around again.

Warren Bork
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I’m not sure why anybody is surprised by this. What did you expect him to be like? What did you expect from a man who has zero experience in any relevant occupation or life experience? I just hope the morons that voted for him correct that mistake in the next election. You fools OWE the rest of us an apology.

Schlaumaier
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Schlaumaier

^^^^^^ I agree

Arlene Hemingway
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Arlene Hemingway

HIs father did the same to the Canadian military. He made them as a tri-service to cut costs but also alienated the military to the Liberal status. Didn’t give any money to offset the rising costs to the military members and then there was the only Aircraft carrier but with budget cuts, Bonaventure was decommissioned in Halifax,on July 3, 1970 and was then scrapped in Taiwan in 1971. Pierre Trudeau was not for the military nor is his son Justin. Unfortunately, Justin and his family are reaping the benefits of being Prime Minister of Canada and flying all over the… Read more »

Guy Lefebvre, CD
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Guy Lefebvre, CD

As a retired soldier, I’ve seen this first hand. many years ago, when Canada first deployed the AVGP (armoured vehicle general purpose) to the armoured regiment that I was a member of, a senior NCO was chatting with a civilian in a bar downtown and mentioned that the tank variant of the avgp family was a very poorly thought out tank trainer and a waste of the Canadian taxpayer’s money. Unfortunately and unbeknownst to him, the gent he was talking to, turned out to be a hot shot new paper reporter. When the story hit the paper and his name… Read more »

Howard Boone
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Howard Boone

Yes, there are cerain human rights you give up when you decide to serve in the armed forces. One of them is freedom of speech. Every base has a public affairs officer assigned to such matters. The members who went to their MP’s with a complaint were crossing a fine line bordering on mutiny.

Eva Hattie
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Eva Hattie

I don’t understand! Why, why, why would you cut back on military anything with the world situation the way it is & to treat the ones who fight for the rest of us and the whole country in general, our priorities are not where they should be for sure, let’s grow up & look after our own instead of all the others EXECPT our own country and braves soldiers, make sure we have these on the top of our list not on the bottom or not at all!

Dan Drew
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Dan Drew

So where were the general officers who were supposed to be looking out for their troops? Too busy ass kissing for their bonuses? Shameful that the troops had to be the ones to take action!

Marilou Iver
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Marilou Iver

Hello my fellow Canadians!

There is going to be A MILLION CANADIAN DEPLORABLE PATRIOTS MARCH AGAINST TRUDEAU IN OTTAWA parliament hill OTTAWA CANADA 11:00 am. JUNE 3 & 4 2017

PATRIOTS BE THERE IF YOU CAN AND TELL ALL PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA, U.S.A. AND THE WORLD TO COME!!!

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW. TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRIES!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-7rI00vp4U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPYK-0spito

Thank you and God Bless You to ALL PATRIOTS AND ESPECIALLY TO OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES!

John Conrad
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John Conrad

This is manifestly unfair how these troops have been treated. Leaders who stood and watched while these 15 took matters unto the their own hands are the much larger concern. Rank is not for apple polishing, I fear we are losing sight of this.

Johnny
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Johnny

He should be charged with treason and removed from office .