From a disabled veteran who wasn’t buying what Justin Trudeau was selling.
To Brock Blaszczyk, a former corporal who lost his left leg to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan who said that “I was prepared to be killed in action. What I wasn’t prepared for, Mr Prime Minister, is Canada turning its back on me.”
The Prime Minister faced real questions from the people who he will have to win over to be re-elected.
It seems Justin Trudeau’s response during these Halls has been consistent.
He merely thanked the individuals for their question, ignored their plight, and mostly attempted to delegitimize the concerns presented.
In regards to our veterans who risk their lives, he responded: “We have significantly invested in services, rehabilitation support, investments in training and support for caregivers and families.”
Before continuing to say “why are we still fighting against certain veterans groups in court? Because they are asking for more than we are able to give right now.”
The fact that Trudeau and his government believes that “they’re asking for more than we can give” is a shameful response to the legitimate issue surrounding our veterans.
How come we have enough money to bring over thousands of refugees but not enough to help out those who served, sacrificed and almost died to defend our freedoms?
It seems like the governing party is more concerned with refugees than Canadian citizens because at this moment the PR atmosphere largely benefits that group. I do not argue that Justin Trudeau or Canada should ignore refugees, I instead argue that Canadian citizens should be given at least that same respect and treatment.
When Justin Trudeau was running to become Prime Minister in the 2015 Election, his government promised that the Liberals “will ensure that no veteran has to fight the government” for the services and resources that they need.
The Liberal platform promised $1,200,000,000 for Canadian veterans, and yet not one promise to our veterans has been respected or kept.
Our veterans and Canadian citizens at large deserve more than broken promises.
They deserve to be treated with the utmost of respect and appreciation by our government, and our Prime Minister.
Perhaps what is most jarring though is the complete hypocrisy combined with an effective media campaign. For example, Liberal Party website still says that “For a decade, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have dishonoured us all by failing to uphold this sacred obligation. They have not been truthful to, or respectful of, our veterans.”
So somehow if Stephen Harper or the Conservatives “dishonour” our veterans it’s shameful, but if Justin Trudeau and the Liberals do the same thing it’s justified because “they’re asking for more than we are able to give them?”
Veterans deserve better.
Canada deserves better.