The Annual General Meeting of NCVA took place in Toronto on November 23, 2018 – a highly successful meeting where the proposed Legislative Program was unanimously approved and formally adopted.
It remains our position that there is much to do in improving veterans' legislation so as to address the financial and wellness requirements of Canada's disabled veterans and their families. This is particularly so with respect to the Pension for Life provisions originally announced in December of last year and emanating from Bill C-74 Part 4 which, in our respectful submission, fail to satisfy the Prime Minister's 2015 election commitment to address the inequities and injustices in the New Veterans Charter and continue to ignore the "elephant in the room" which has overshadowed this entire discussion.
As stated in our many submissions to VAC and Parliament, the government has not met veterans' expectations with regard to this fundamental mandated commitment to "re-establish lifelong pensions" under the Charter so as to ensure that a comparable level of financial security is provided to all disabled veterans and their families over their life course.
The full Legislative Program can be found here. The following quick links will direct you to specific topics in the document.
April 16, 2018 – The government has failed to fulfill veterans' expectations with respect to the prime minister's 2015 election commitment to… (Read more)
March 12, 2018 – The government's plan for lifelong pensions under the New Veterans Charter fails to live up to Prime Minister… (Read more)
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