CBC AS IT HAPPENS-August 18, 2010 Duration: 00:08:12
One Canadian war veteran put it this way: “When we need it most… we’re kind of hung out to dry and left on our own.”
He and other veterans gathered at a news conference yesterday to voice their disappointment that their ombudsman was losing his job.
Last night on As It Happens, that man — Veterans Ombudsman Pat Stogran — shared his irritation in dealing with what he called a “deceptive bureaucracy.”
Sean Bruyea is familiar with that bureaucracy. He’s a retired intelligence officer from the first Gulf War and he’s a long-time advocate of disabled veterans. He was also instumental in establishing the veterans ombudsman’s position. We reached Mr. Bruyea in Ottawa.
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