Shameful. How can any politician expect people to join the armed forces and defend them if they blatantly say they will not fulfill their side of the bargain and care for them after they return home wounded? Canada should be ashamed of its leader. And if you think we Americans treat our veterans any better, we really don’t. Sad.
Who stands on guard for them?
In our anthem, we proudly offer the promise, of true patriot love, to stand on guard for thee. Now I ask the question, for the sons and daughters who take up arms, and stand on guard for thee, who stands on guard for them?
Once it was the Canadian people, for under their direction the government of Canada vowed it would match the commitment of those brave men and women who offered their very lives for their country, that those who suffered loss through that service would be honoured and compensated for their losses for the length of their lives. Once to offer your life, and come back wounded, was to know that your nation would look after you in life, as you risked your life to look after it. No more.
In a 1917 speech by Prime Minister Robert Borden during the First…
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