The one accusation on many veterans’ minds: why do Laurie Hawn and the rest of the Conservative Caucus allow Treasury Board and VAC senior bureaucracy to run roughshod over veterans’ rights to “be treated with respect, dignity, fairness and courtesy”?
There are two likely answers to this. In spite of Harper’s reputation of stepping all over the bureaucracy, he has been troublingly incapable of standing up to the most senior planners in all departments but especially VAC. The other possibility is an ideologically disturbing one: that the Conservatives believe disabled veterans are milking the system. By making programs increasingly harder to access, as veteran Bruce Moncur laments, government has a policy of “delay, deny and die” for veterans.
On the other ..... why not use technology to bridge the gap ? There are many alternatives to provide better one on one support. Skype and Face time come to mind . Better win wins are available to be fair.