I found this letter quite astounding! how on Earth could any government body come up with such a disgraceful imbalance between similar services, The RCMP and the Canadian Forces. It reminds me of a pension program arrive at in Britain at the end of the First World War. The booklet provided to injured veterans, read as follows. For the loss of a limb :- Admiral 5000 pounds, Petty officer 700 pounds, Ordinary Seaman 500 pounds. there were similar amounts for other disabilities. Archaic to say the least, and hopefully no longer in print or use. Read below!! then ask yourself if much has changed since 1918?
Veterans Affairs disability
One RCMP member and one Military member serving together in a conflict area and they both got injured and loose both their legs. The two of them are age 30, and are entitled to 100 percent disability pension. The military member will get $360.000 lump sum payment period. lf he dies prior to his spouse she will get zero. While the RCMP member will get $2,733.47 monthly tax free for life and if he passes away prior to his spouse she will get $2,050.10 per month tax free for life.
How do you expect the military member to survive on that measly amount of disability for life? How is he going to pay the rent?
The military member is treated as a second class citizen. ls the Country Canada poorer now than in prior years, forties, fifties, etc?
The new Veterans Charter (NVC) has to be scrapped and return to the Pension Act who has served our military veterans very well over the years.
ln the fifties we had an Armed Forces of approx. 100,000 and now it is down to 60,000 and the wars and conflicts are just as dangerous today as they were then.
The Canadian Armed Forces veterans are second class citizen. what a shame
God Bless and keep reading.