Vet­eran ob­jects to ex­tra as­sis­tance

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

My name is Si­mon Lemay and I am a 26-year-old Cana­dian Armed Forces vet­eran and I would like to ex­press some­thing that has both­ered me for a while.

I have worked and paid taxes all my life and I ac­cept the facts that when I go to the den­tist or re­quire spe­cial at­ten­tion I have to pay ex­tra money. It is the way it is.

I had to pay my mort­gage like ev­ery other Cana­dian did or will.

But what gets me is when refugees ar­rive on our soil they are au­to­matic Cana­di­ans and get all the ser­vices that I have to pay for noth­ing in­clud­ing rent, den­tal plus spend­ing money on the side and a $25,000 al­lowance per year. Some will end up go­ing on so­cial as­sis­tance.

I feel like a se­cond class Cana­dian in my own coun­try and I don’t think it is fair, es­pe­cially when our econ­omy is not do­ing so good. I do be­lieve that a good ma­jor­ity of Cana­di­ans feel this way Si­mon Lemay, North Rus­tico

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