Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is doing what it damned Stephen Harper’s Conservatives for doing: leaving hundreds of millions of dollars unspent at the Veterans Affairs Canada.
According to documents obtained by Global News, the Liberal government has left more than $372 million meant to help veterans and their families unspent since taking office in November 2015.
Veterans Affairs is also coming under fire for its continued denial of funding for service dogs. This comes on the heels of a government-commissioned report that shows “significant” reductions in PTSD symptoms and an overall improvement in the quality of life for veterans matched with service dogs.
On this week’s episode of the Global News original podcast This is Why, we hear veterans tell the harrowing stories that led to their PTSD and explain why they feel Canada has turned its back on them.