Trudeau Said Veterans Were Asking For Too Much. But His Government Has Left Hundreds Of Millions Of Veterans Affairs Dollars UNSPENT

The Trudeau government is doing the same thing they once slammed the Conservatives for.

When the Conservatives in power, they regularly left many millions of dollars earmarked for Veterans Affairs unspent.

They were rightfully criticized for this, as Veterans need all the support they can get, and allowing money that is supposed to be helping Veterans go unspent is unacceptable.

Yet, among those biggest critics were the Trudeau Liberals. Implied in that criticism was the idea that the Liberals would do better. Anything less than that would make them total hypocrites.

And that’s exactly what they are.

Global News is reporting that the Trudeau Liberals have left $372 million in Veterans Affairs money unspent:

“In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, Trudeau’s first year in office, the Liberals left $80.9 million on the books at VAC. They then left another $143 million unspent in 2017 and $148.6 in 2018.

Broken down annually, the unspent funds for vets under Trudeau’s leadership represented 2.2 per cent of VAC’s overall budget in 2016, 3.7 per cent in 2017 and 3.0 per cent in 2018.”

NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Gord Johns pointed out that even as the Trudeau Liberals were letting Veterans Affairs money go unspent, they spent millions fighting Vets in court:

‘“Just last year, where they didn’t spend $143 million, they seemed to find $37 million to fight veterans for the benefits they’re asking for… This is a big problem,” Johns said.”

Trudeau’s disgraceful hypocrisy

Trudeau obviously knows where the money is going. After all, if he doesn’t, then his incompetence is worse than we all thought.

That means he knew that hundreds of millions of money meant for Veterans was going unspent at the same time he told a Canadian Veteran that Veterans were “asking for more than we’re able to give right now.”

And that further means that putting the blame on Veterans was a tactical effort by Trudeau to avoid responsibility for breaking his promises. It’s another example of his total inability to take responsibility for his actions or for the failures of his government.

Spencer Fernando

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Gerri

Pierre Trudeau had no use for the military and this Trudeau is no different. He is an absolute disgrace, definitely not politically savy and I doubt even his intelligence factor exceeds 100. He acts like Canada belongs to him and he can do whatever he wants to and with our system unlike America’s we have no checks or balances under a majority dictatorship. It is heart breaking that the Liberal Party and Trudeau can destroy this country, give away our money to other countries etc. and fill their pockets.$$ What a beautiful Canada we had before fools voted him in.

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

We had BETTER do something about it NOW!!! We must instigate a class acrion lawsuit against him and his government and charge them with MALFEASANCE and TREASON!!! We must get rid of them NOW!!!

Ralph Knapp
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Ralph Knapp

Lie Father like son with respect to our armed forces.

don morris
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don morris

Veterans organization should raise hell about this just before the election next year,rather than mildly criticizing Trudeau in the middle of his term,then remaining quiet and unaligned during the election campaign, as they always do. Veterans should be extremely angry with Trudeau’s various settlements he’s made to his favorite ethnic group,the Muslims. Next election, Vets,get out there and demonstrate as loudly as possible and conduct those demonstrations right in places it will gain the most publicity and maximum embarrassment for the Liberals. Otherwise,they’ll continue to exploit you for photo-ops and cry crocodile tears when some of you come home from… Read more »

shawn harris
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shawn harris

With Trudeau already setting a very high standard for vacuous thinking ; being deceitful, dishonest and hypocritical fit right into his pattern of falsely declaring to be better at meeting the needs of our veterans. After all, being dishonest, while claiming to set a higher example of empathy, sympathy and caring are a Trudeau family tradition, first set by his father Pierre Trudeau , with his turn at trying to destroy our military. The standard is, when those who how have willingly chosen to fight for Canada and have given their lives in defence of Canada, no request is to… Read more »

doug
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doug

He also gave Afghanistan how many million to support their vets?

Diane DiFlorio
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Diane DiFlorio

My story – My father at the age of 85 was granted benefits from Veterans’ Affairs ONLY because someone informed me that since he served and had health issues he could apply. It took a few calls and months of quite a bit of paperwork to get him into a VA program which basically helped him with only hearing aids at that time. Eventually he needed more assistance, again, I would have to call and discuss programs… believe me, they don’t OFFER UP INFORMATION…. if you don’t ask, they won’t tell you about it. Year after year he was assessed… Read more »

S. Willis
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S. Willis

Its the old carrot trick. Trudeau is simply holding back the $$$ until next year. Just before the election he will release funding, as well as make out-year promises for more, in order to buy their votes. After all of their suffering and utter disdain from Trudeau and his morally bankrupt Liberals, I hope that the vets are not stupid enough to vote Liberal. If they do, then they deserve no sympathy when he pulls back the carrot and does not fulfill his promises, which is exactly what he did to get their votes in 2015.