BETRAYAL: B.C. Court Sides With Government Against Injured Canadian Veterans

When terrorists want a taxpayer-funded payday the government is glad to oblige, yet Canadian Veterans are forced to fight in court for the benefits they have earned.

Once again, Canadian Veterans have been betrayed by the government and the corrupt system.

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled against a group of injured Canadian Veterans in the Equitas case.

While the ruling is a total travesty, the real betrayal was committed by successive governments – including the Trudeau government – who have fought Veterans in court.

This all surrounds a 2006 change to how Veterans were compensated for injuries. The changes were implemented in the New Veterans Charter – which was created by the Paul Martin government and came into force under the Harper Government.

Those changes eliminated the lifelong disability pension and imposed a lump-sum payment. Veterans had pointed out that the new system was worse, and launched the Equitas case.

During the 2015 campaign, Trudeau used the issue to win the support of many Veterans. Here’s what he said while seeking votes:

“If I earn the right to serve this country as your Prime Minister, no veteran will be forced to fight their own government for the support and compensation that they have earned, said Trudeau at the time. We will reinstate lifelong pensions and increase their value in line with the obligation we have made to those injured in the line of duty.”

This promise has not been kept.

In 2014, a justice with the B.C. Supreme Court said the case had merit and could go to trial.

Then, the federal government disgracefully appealed the decision – a move that showed terrible contempt for injured Veterans.

Unfortunately, the B.C. Court of Appeal has now totally struck down the claim – which is a huge blow not only to the six Veterans bringing forth the Equitas case, but to all injured Canadian Veterans who want the pension promise kept.

According to reports, the issue may now go to the Supreme Court.

As noted by the CP, “While Monday’s ruling represents a win for the federal government, it could actually represent a double-edged sword for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. That’s because Trudeau campaigned with Equitas members during the last federal election campaign in 2015, and the Liberals were the only party that promised to reinstate the lifelong pensions. Yet the Liberal government continued to fight the court case after coming to power, and has yet to reinstate the disability pensions for injured veterans.”

This outrage should be a front page news story.

After all, this is the same government that bent over backwards to give Omar Khadr ten million taxpayer dollars, yet fights to deny our Veterans what they were promised.

Frankly, it’s a sickening disgrace, and any politician who refuses to denounce this travesty must be defeated in 2019.

Instead of coddling terrorists, our country must finally start supporting those who were injured defending our freedom.

Read more about the Equitas case and how Trudeau broke faith with Canada’s Veterans.

Spencer Fernando

5 comments Add yours
  1. Everybody in the Military will become a Veteran regardless if u served in a conflict zone..Hopefully none or our Armed Forces are Maimed or Killed as you can now see how your service and sacrifice will be dealt compensated for…Just look to your leader the Minister of Stolen Valour…The government is weakening our CANADA to just a Islamic Caliphate….It’s a sad state The Little Potato has led us into….Who will be Canada’s Saviour…..

  2. Well it sure as hell won’t be the libtards, nor the NDP or Green. I pray the conservatives will put this straight. If not perhaps the military should go on strike. Yes I know they aren’t allowed but look at what this idiot and group have done to our military, they lied to the men that protect us. To all who voted for the shit we have in Ottawa I hope you one day feel the wrath of what you have allowed to happen to Canada.

  3. How does this happen. The NDP and the Liberals are completely out of control. It’s time we really stood up as Canadians.

    This is most disturbing.

    1. I hate to burst your bubble, but the last time canadians had anything resembling a spine was about 70 years ago. Canadians standing up today is best represented by a tower of jello. Look at the university set now. Snowflakes (but don’t use that term, it triggers microagressions) Canaduh is basically fubar’d.

  4. I am 65 years old, my father and uncles all fought in the second world war, I never knew some of them as they were killed there. I had cousins that were proud to be in the military and serve their country and I was proud of these hard working men. They do not talk a lot about the horrors and good they have seen. They came home and married raised good families and worked good jobs and were proud of their country and families, good people, salt of the earth. Their educated children are embarrassed that their fathers fought for this country and made getting they’re education possible. How sad. Now these children are fighting to keep jobs our country is being sold and divided, there is little common sense left and those men and women who proudly go off to work hard and protect, we Few it seems, Canadians that appreciate and thank them sincerely. As you say, and thank you, we have money (borrowed) for all kinds of frivolous it seems things but not for these men (and women). There should be no question WE OWE THEM.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *