Members of parliament Jean Rousseau and Pierre-Luc Dusseault Strongly support our Veterans
Federal Members of Parliament Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead) and Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) applaud veterans showing solidarity to one of their own, who is currently experiencing a particularly difficult period, and ask the government to support the establishment of close proximity services for veterans.
“Since the closure of the regional support offices, including the one in Sherbrooke, veterans lack proper access to the services they require”, said MP Rousseau. “Despite the current government’s claims, an internet site and a telephone number do not adequately counsel and support our veterans”.
Numerous reports over the past few years have brought to light the serious shortcomings in the treatment reserved for veterans. The women and men who have dedicated years of their lives to the service their country and who, in many cases, require specialized treatment, are faced with incredible delays and unacceptable bureaucratic complications.
For many veterans, the aftermath of their service is a daily burden, and the state of the current support system borders on negligence. Veterans experience serious health problems which require personalized treatment and care. They have realistic solutions to propose that would help fill the gaps in the system, without requiring gargantuan funding.
“Who better than the veterans themselves to understand the hardships their peers face, and to propose improvements to personalized, adequate aid? The government must first acknowledge the negative consequences which have arisen from cuts to Veterans Affairs Canada’s services, and must then act to remedy the situation, by allocating proper funding to the organization veterans in the Estrie region are putting into place to help their peers”, added MP Dusseault.
“The gratitude we owe them is not reflected in the limited services that are currently in place. Our appreciation for their service to our nation should be reflected in personalized, adequate support services”, agree MPs Rousseau and Dusseault.