Veterans affairs minister stands firm in face of call to resign



Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay is standing firm in the face of frustration over the Liberal authorities’s therapy of ailing and injured veterans and even a call for him to resign.

MacAulay says in an interview with The Canadian Press that Ottawa is making progress on a quantity of fronts when it comes to offering higher and sooner help to veterans.

That consists of hiring a whole lot of short-term workers and awarding a brand new $570-million contract to an outdoor group to present rehabilitation providers to veterans.

But that contract has sparked anger from the union representing Veterans Affairs Canada staff, which lately requested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hearth MacAulay from his function.

Many veterans and their advocates are additionally pissed off on the authorities for ongoing delays, backlogs and workers shortages on the division.

MacAulay says he has no plans to resign and that the federal government will proceed working to guarantee veterans get the help and advantages that they want.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 10, 2022.


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