Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:25 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:25 AM ET

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National Audio 11:25 AM ET

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NAT056 - (Veterans-Benefits) HALIFAX. x-14s. Veterans advocates in Nova Scotia are blasting the federal government for its inaction on a promise to reintroduce lifelong pensions for those injured in uniform. And, they say the provinces aren't doing enough to fight for needed health-care resources. Disabled veteran David MacLeod called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep a pledge made in 2015 to restore the pensions that were replaced by a lump-sum payment. MacLeod also called on Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil to do more to push for help. ("...this country.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: MacLeod says the federal budget did not address systemic problems veterans face in dealing with Veterans Affairs, including a lack of access to benefits and services, and that has a trickle down effect on the provinces. …

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