BROKEN SYSTEM: While The Government Fights Veterans In Court, Veterans Affairs Is Treating The PTSD Of A Murderer Who Never Served In The Military

What the hell.

There is growing anger among Canadians after reports emerged that Veterans Affairs Canada is covering the treatment costs of a murderer with PTSD.

The murderer is Christopher Garnier (who Never served in the Canadian military), who strangled 36-year-old Police officer Catherine Campbell to death.

Garnier was convicted of second-degree murder in 2017.

Absurdly, Garnier’s lawyer argued that Garnier had PTSD as a result of killing Campbell.

And now, Veterans Affairs is paying for it.

As noted in a report, “Testimony from an expert during the same hearing revealed that the treatment is being covered by Veterans Affairs Canada, the federal department that is responsible for benefits and services provided to veterans, as a result of his father’s status as a veteran. The court heard Vince Garnier, who had served in the Canadian Forces also suffers from PTSD and that getting treatment for his son helps both of them.”

Colin Saunders – a strong advocate for Canadian Veterans and a man who served our country as a Sergeant in the Armed Forces slammed this horrendous state of events:

“I’m outraged. Quite simply outraged. How is it that veterans are waiting a year or a year-plus to get treatment, some of whom who never do, but we have a guy who has committed murder and is now getting treatment on behalf of Veteran Affairs.”

Good question.

Added Saunders, “The onus is on the family members to prove that it somehow benefits the member as well and a lot of the time guys are getting denied. I really am shocked, truly shocked that someone who committed murder is getting help and our tax dollars are paying for it.”

This is an absolute disgrace, and shows how horribly broken Veterans Affairs is.

After serving our nation, putting their lives on the line, and coming back home with mental and physical injuries, Canadian Veterans have to fight against the government in court and through the bureaucracy to get the help they were promised – and often don’t get the help.

But meanwhile, a convicted murderer who never served is getting his treatment funded.

Who the fuck thought that was a good idea?

The treatment of Canadian Veterans in this country must change. Even if it costs billions, then it needs to be spent. Those who served our nation must be put first, and anything less is totally unacceptable.

Spencer Fernando

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GrandpaSpeaks

I for one am looking forward to PTSD. Post Trudeau Stress Syndrome.

GrandpaSpeaks
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GrandpaSpeaks

I am looking forward to Post Trudeau Stress Disorder anyway. Maybe he realizes that if the superpowers ever go at it Canada’s destiny is to be the no mans land between them. The rockets red glare with bombs bursting in air have to land somewhere. At least the scrap aluminum would come in tariff free. So why provide incentive to join our military, right Trudeau? Post national clans don’t need no stinking military, right Trudeau? Support has always been a two way street and I for one thank them eternally for the last vestige of freedom they have provided and… Read more »

NancyW
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NancyW

Oh Spencer, so right again, you say it best I am too angry at this pretend government, this must be stopped, our military deserves way more than they are getting, this government deserves to be in prison or worse.

Del
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Del

Canada has very serious problems with the Liberal Party, almost the entire legal system and the military. If this Liberal voter gets any treatment at all, he should be going to the end of the line, getting looked at after ALL Canadian veterans have been cured.

Our military and legal systems are swamps that needs to be drained.

Gonzo the Magnificent
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Gonzo the Magnificent

For that 2 happen you need a Donald Trump personality to do it. Plain and simple!

Eric Blair
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Eric Blair

What’s next… PTSD for Omar Khadr afterall he did kill a someone in the service of his country.
Where is Bill Blair on this? He was a top cop in Toronto and just maybe he could stand up to Veteran Affairs on this, you know the blue on blue thing that cops are suppose to have. No doubt Bill will be silent as he does not want to lose his cabinet position.

Gonzo the Magnificent
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Gonzo the Magnificent

And there are fools that want/contend for more government. A government bureaucracy would mess-up a 1 car funeral. No profit no motivation – simple. It is only conservatism/libertarianism that suggests other wise. Liberalism and socialism will ruin this country economically.

Maggat
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Maggat

The liberal government, what do we expect?

Ronald Content
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Ronald Content

Brought to you by the same government who awards convicted terrorist murderers $10 million.

chris malmstrom
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chris malmstrom

Spencer! I’ve never seen you use such language…you must be super pissed…and rightfully so! How is it that sooo many people want a government job, because, lets face it, you don’t need to break a sweat, you’ve got the best benefits on earth, and when you retire, you’re VERY well taken care of! Unless you get to work for that branch of government where you DO sweat, you’ve got benefits (on base), and when you retire from putting your life on the line (not working in the safety of a office cubicle), you get treated as a lower standard of… Read more »

William Bonner
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I will never trust Justin Trudeau And Liberals They do very little for Canadians or Vet’s the sooner we get Them out of Government The Better of Canada will be