News from the Office of Welland Riding MPP Cindy Forster.
(A Brief Foreword Note from NAL publisher Doug Draper – A sincere word of gratitude here for Niagara provincial legislature Cindy Forster for fronting a bill for supporting Canada’s veterans that is thankfully being greeted with non-partisan support at Queen’s Park.
Having said that, here is another example, like climate change, education, health care and infrastructure renewal, of an area our provinces and municipalities are taking over funding for as our federal government backs away.
We no longer live in what has been Canada for most of the past century and a half, but in a Harperland where the spirit of a true confederation of provinces and territories is all but dead.
As for the Harper government, how disgusting to use deaths of Canadians in uniforms to pass a bill that threatens all Canadians’ rights and freedoms, yet not offer our veterans the support they need when it comes to physical and pscholgocal challenges they are facing, along with the challenges of finding gameful employment in our country.)
QUEEN’S PARK – This past April 16th, 2015, Welland Riding NDP MPP Cindy Forster’s bill, calling for priority access to Long-Term Care for veterans, successfully passed second reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario with unanimous consent.
“We have a duty of care to ensure that all veterans who have sacrificed on our behalf are given the care they need and rightfully deserve, regardless of when or where they served. The rules need to change to give priority to veterans regardless of service,” said Forster, MPP for Welland. Continue reading