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Universality of Care

Of all the various injuries or conditions that a Canadian Forces member might suffer as a result of their service, it is the chronic conditions that are most difficult to directly attribute to military service. A former member suffers from

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, RCAF, RCN, Reserves, Veterans

Election 42, what I’ve learned.

As we coming to Election Day I reflect on what I’ve learned during the campaign. There has been no shortage of rhetoric, no shortage of messages of “hope” or “despair” or “fear”. No shortages really of any message concerning any

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, NSPS, RCAF, RCN, Veterans, World Affairs

Please Sir? May I have some more?

Veterans, not all, but many, are organizing in a political way that this country has not seen since the general demobilization following the Second World War and Korea. Veterans are being noticed in the political realm and have a power

Posted in CDN POLI, Veterans, World Affairs

Supporting our military, timing is everything.

When we heard military housing was dilapidated and much had been condemned, we were outraged and demanded something “be done.” When we heard some military members were forced onto social assistance because of low wages, we were outraged and demanded

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, RCAF, RCN, Veterans

Ghosts of a Veterans Past

“A Veteran is a Veteran is a Veteran” The statement above is one commonly heard,  but what does it truly mean? Perhaps more importantly, why does it mean that? The answer to what it means is simple, but worthy of

Posted in Canadian Forces, Mental Health, Reserves, Veterans

Why do we Write?

One thing that is highly noticeable about Veterans is that there is an attraction to the written word. Veterans it seems, no matter the technology used, add to rich history of literature with frequency. It’s worth examining why. Why do

Posted in Mental Health, Veterans

Should I Join the Canadian Armed Forces?

A frequent question asked of a Veteran, examined in detail.

Posted in Canadian Forces, Veterans

Mental Health Concerns for the Canadian Forces and Veterans

Mental Health stresses facing members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Posted in Canadian Forces, Mental Health, Veterans
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