Scheer promises to clear backlog of veterans’ benefit applications – The Globe and Mail

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and his wife Jill walk on the beach after making a campaign stop in Canoe Cove, P.E.I. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. The Canadian Press Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised supports for veterans Sunday, attempting to set the stage for a new relationship with former service members, after moves by…

Scheer promises to clear backlog of veterans’ benefit applications – The Globe and Mail

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and his wife Jill walk on the beach after making a campaign stop in Canoe Cove, P.E.I. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. The Canadian Press Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised supports for veterans Sunday, attempting to set the stage for a new relationship with former service members, after moves by both the previous Liberal and Tory governments have angered them. Scheer said as prime minister he would clear a backlog of veterans’ benefit applications within two years and create a reliable pension system. “To every veteran who has struggled and who has continued to struggle without the support and benefits you have earned through your service, my message is this: You have been betrayed, but you deserve better,” he said. Scheer said erasing the growing backlog of nearly 40,000 veterans waiting to hear whether their financial assistance would be approved will require a new investm
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