December 1, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Veterans need to know what information the government is using to determine their disability benefits — and right now, they don’t, the Veterans Ombudsman says.
November 19, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
A new report released Thursday outlines the growing burden of mental illness in the cost Canada pays for combat, and outlines gaps in information on veterans’ health care costs once they leave the military.
November 11, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Tamara Dalrymple gets all kinds of people.
November 10, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Walter Callaghan says it took him seven years, debilitating alcohol and painkiller addictions, and a torpedoed career to convince the military he needed serious, long-term treatment.
September 30, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Erin O’Toole talks to a lot of veterans and he says they’re near-unanimous.
“Ninety-nine per cent of what I hear is positive,” the Veterans Affairs Minister and Conservative candidate says.
Feb. 9, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The federal government has yet to live up to a months-old promise to remedy the multi-million-dollar inequity facing the families of reservists killed in the line of duty.
November 28, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
He knew something was wrong when he returned from Afghanistan in late 2006.
But it wasn’t until a Christmas parade a few months later, when Archer and his comrades were handed weapons to carry, that something snapped.
November 18, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Jacques Bourbeau, Global News
The federal government is fixing a decades-old inequity in the way families and survivors are compensated after a reservist is killed serving Canada.
November 17, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Jacques Bourbeau, Global News
How do you put a price on the life of someone serving in Canada’s military?
Both Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo were honoured in Ottawa and across the country in Remembrance Day ceremonies last week.
Each will have a military base named after him.
But according to the federal government’s rules, the two men’s lives are valued very differently.
October 1, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Laura Stone, Global News
The federal government is promising counselling for veterans’ families and smoother transitions between military and civilian life in response to recommendations on how to better serve those who’ve served the country and suffered often crippling disabilities in the process – but says it needs to give more thought to proposals that would improve benefits for those with the worst disabilities and ensure equal treatment for hurt reservists.