Archive for the ‘Parliamentary Testimony’ Category

Monday, May 29th, 2017

MFRCs, at $28-million annually, account for less than 10 per cent of the CAF Morale and Welfare Services budget. Families are valued far less than one maritime helicopter that cost well over $100-million in 2003. Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, pictured in Ottawa. Sean Bruyea, vice-president of Canadians for Accountability, says the federal…

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

We need to hear much less about those veterans who don’t need our help and focus upon fixing the system comprehensively for those disabled veterans and their families who desperately need our help. A barrage of propaganda will fail to make the disabled veterans’ lives better. By SEAN BRUYEA THE HILL TIMES,  Published: Monday, 09/22/2014 12:00…

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

by Sean Bruyea ESPRIT DE CORPS July 2014 VETERANS HAVE EVERY reason to be disillusioned with Ottawa once again. But this time, the disappointment could become the nail in Veterans Affairs Canada’s coffin. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The House Veterans Affairs Committee released its much-anticipated report reviewing the New Veterans Charter. The legislation required a “comprehensive review” to…

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Monday, June 30th, 2014

Former Air Force intelligence officer Sean Bruyea’s fight with Veterans Affairs Canada for veterans’ benefits and for his own reputation and privacy affected his health, his personal relationships, and his finances. But he’d do it again. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright Sean Bruyea suffered from fits of ‘suicidal ideation, physical and psychological breakdowns,…

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Monday, June 9th, 2014

The government had better start fighting for veterans soon or Canadians will stop fighting for government. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright Veterans pictured last week protesting on the Hill. Sean Bruyea says veterans have every reason to be disillusioned with Ottawa over the New Veterans Charter. By SEAN BRUYEA- THE HILL TIMES  Published:…

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright Finance Minister Joe Oliver, pictured with his top officials Brian Ernewein and Jeremy Rudin May 6 at the House Finance Committee. The omnibus budget bill is a perversion of democracy and ramming through legislation without proper scrutiny is an insult to the dignity of all that the military…

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Canadians will hopefully remember this before they walk into a Canadian Forces recruiting centre. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright Veterans want respect: In the coming days, Parliament will release a highly-controversial report on the embattled veterans legislation known as the New Veterans Charter. Will this report help repair or will it contribute to the…

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Opening Remarks: Sean Bruyea ACVA April 9 2014 Thank you most sincerely for your invitation to speak today. Nine years ago Parliament passed the legislation we now know as the new veterans charter or NVC.  The Elected Members of the House of Commons never debated any of its clauses. They have yet to give serious…

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Monday, February 13th, 2012

Just when Ottawa bureaucrats and politicians thought they would have a quiet week following unsuccessful attempts to placate stakeholders in an Ottawa conference room this week (click here for article), all of Hades breaks loose.  One conscientious Canadian reader was supportive of my latest piece (click here) . If only Ottawa was as supportive of…

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4520027&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3 For complete testimony, questions and answers, please click here. Mr. Sean Bruyea (Retired Captain (Air Force), Advocate and Journalist, As an Individual): Thank you, Chair. Good morning, Chair, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me back to testify. More importantly, thank you for continuing your extensive study on the new Veterans Charter and…

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010

For complete testimony, questions and answers,  please click here Mr. Sean Bruyea (Retired Captain (Air Force), Advocate and Journalist, As an Individual): Ladies and gentlemen of the committee, thank you very much for inviting me and my wife here today to testify on the new Veterans Charter. In many ways, Canada’s veterans were betrayed by the…

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

For c0mplete testimony, questions and answers, please click here Captain (retired) Sean Bruyea, as an individual: I thank the committee for taking the time to study the issue of the unfair deductions from soldiers’ SISIP long-term disability income. I served 14 years in the Canadian Forces as an intelligence officer. I have with me Mr. Manuge,…

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

For complete testimony, questions and answers, please click here. Report Accompanying Testimony-A Powerful Independent and Impartial Ombudsman for Veterans Affairs Canada PDF click here HTML click here Mr. Sean Bruyea (As an Individual): Good afternoon, Chairman and other committee members. I thank you all for inviting us here today. More importantly, I congratulate all of you…

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

For complete testimony, questions and answers, please click here. Mr. Sean Bruyea (As an Individual): Honourable members, my name is Sean Bruyea. I’m a retired captain and intelligence officer who proudly served in Canada’s air force for 14 years. I was disabled as a result of my service in the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91….

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

For complete testimony, questions and answers, please click here. Captain (retired) Sean Bruyea, as an individual: Thank you, Mr. Chair. Louise Richard and I are both Gulf War veterans. I would like to introduce my wife. She will not be speaking but is here to support me. Those with operational stress injuries often need support….

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