Canada’s new Veterans Affairs Minister says he will deliver on Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise to bring back the lifelong disability pension plan for veterans.
The Harper government’s previous lump-sum payment was slammed by veterans and opposition MPs for falling short of what veterans need or deserve.
Speaking on the Jon McComb Show on CKNW, Minister Kent Hehr says he began work on reforms last week, but it’s too early to set out a timeline.
“I can’t give you an exact date but I can tell you we are moving on as a ministry and I have every confidence we can get it done in the very near future.”
The Liberals have promised to reopen veterans’ services centres, as well as provide an extra $1.2 billion over the next four years for mental-health facilities.