Report reveals the Trudeau government quietly imposed a policy change that amounts to a betrayal of injured Canadian Special Ops Forces, and pay is already being clawed back.
The policy is being reported by Mercedes Stephenson, one of Canada’s top reporters when it comes to defence and foreign policy issues.
Here’s what Stephenson said on Twitter:
New policy means Paratroopers, rescue techs, sub crews & pilots also stand to lose allowances if injured more than 180 days #cdnpoli
— Mercedes Stephenson (@CTVMercedes) November 9, 2017
“Pay is being clawed back with little warning”
According to the report, “The new rules mean that personnel with the Canadian Special Operations Forces — many of whom work on top-secret missions across the globe — will lose the special compensation if illness or injury restricts their duties for more than 180 days.”
Additionally, “Paratroopers, submarine crews, pilots and air crews, rescue technicians and ships’ crews are also among the affected.”
Pay is now being clawed back, and members are given “little warning.”
The report also notes that members can’t speak publicly about it, and have told Stephenson that they “don’t understand why they are taking a financial hit over temporary injuries.”
Some could lose over $23,000 in pay in just a six month period.
Total betrayal by Trudeau government
This is a total betrayal, and it’s tough to describe how despicable it is that Trudeau would be cutting back on these benefits for Canadian Forces members in some of the most dangerous operations possible.
It would be a horrible policy at any time of the year, but it’s especially disgusting that it was done so quietly, and is now seemingly ramping up as Remembrance Day gets closer.
This means that, as Trudeau is attending ceremonies and reading his Remembrance Day talking points, his government is quietly betraying many who bravely serve our great nation.