READ: Veterans’ Equitas Society Statement On Omar Khadr Payment

Why do Canadian Veterans have to fight in court to get way less money than Omar Khadr was just given by Justin Trudeau?

The Equitas Society is a “BC-based, national, cross-partisan, volunteer community organization which since 2011 has sought fair settlements for disabled veterans through a class action lawsuit launched by six representative plaintiffs over deficient compensation awarded under the New Veterans Charter.”

They do great work standing up for Canada’s Veterans, and I previously had the opportunity to speak with Corporal Aaron Bedard – one of the lead plaintiffs in the Equitas case fighting for Veterans to get the support they were promised and have earned – about how the Trudeau government is breaking faith Canada’s Veterans.

Recently, the Equitas Society released a statement on Justin Trudeau’s $10.5 million payment to Omar Khadr. The statement is below:

Equitas Society Omar Khadr Payment

The Equitas Society is 100% correct on this. It’s disgraceful that Trudeau worked so hard to give millions to Khadr as quickly as possible, yet is fighting Canadian Veterans in court.

What does it say about our government that they would rather reward Omar Khadr than support the brave Canadians who served our country?

Learn more about the Equitas Society

Spencer Fernando

3 comments Add yours
  1. I agree 100% with the Veterans claim,and believe there IS a social contract between soldiers and the government representing the people of Canada. I’d like to see Veterans get pensions equal to that of Senators,complete with all perks,as they do a much more important job than partisan hacks rubber stamping legislation. It might make governments reconsider placing them in dangerous situations without proper equipment or ROE. The upcoming UN mission to Mali makes me shudder.

    BUT, if this New Veterans Charter was launched in 2006, under the government of Stephen Harper, whose claim to be on the side of the military and veterans appears to be questionable, why would a Liberal government which is and always has been anti-military,be expected to correct the situation now,11 years later?

    Frankly,this action by Harper demonstrates the Conservatives are no better than the Liberals when it comes to acting on their promises. Political Parties don’t do “what’s right”,they do what is expedient for the Party.Harper saw the Liberals traditional mistreatment of the military as an issue that would gain an electoral advantage for the CPC,so he made promises,but the only actions were related to grand gestures and photo-ops,ie renaming the Forces “Royal” Canadian Navy,etc.

    But what in hell was he doing behind the scenes,especially with that one-time only payout? That isn’t the action of a pro-military government or political Party.

    The Veterans should stage a march on Parliament Hill,complete with some Conservative MP’s,when Parliament is in session to try to embarrass the current government into taking the rights actions,but as the military isn’t the Liberals constituency,don’t expect much.

    And IF this becomes an election issue in 2019, let us hold the CPC ‘s feet to the fire and force them to make good on their promises. Otherwise,what in hell is the difference to us peasants?

    Canada is ruled by a political elite who seem to be getting further removed from us citizens with every passing year. Once upon a time they actually listened and cared,now they seem more concerned with fooling enough voters to get their turn at the trough.

  2. How totally and utterly shameful.
    Our veterans must be looked after in every way, and at any cost.
    A PM with an ounce of decency would see that the veterans are spared no expense.

  3. Well said Don and my Son may be one of the peace keepers that end up in Mali which scares the shit out of me. There equipment is a joke and so are the training facilities but unless you have someone there no one knows how bad it is. Peacekeepers get attacked first since there not there to fight and Africa is not safe at all for anyone. Our government is a joke and even if the PCs get back in what’s really going to change your 100% right about the elites. Discraceful and Disgusting how they treat our vets

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