Burnaby, BC Peter Julian, NDP MP (Burnaby-New Westminster) has denounced the disrespectful actions of the government towards Veterans and their families.
â€œThe Harper Conservatives have been demoralizing our veterans by continually implementing reckless cuts to services. Managing and supporting long term care facilities that address the evolving needs of veterans is a commitment that the government of Canada should never waver from. In Ottawa, the Department of Veterans affairs will be cutting 804 jobs over the next three years. Closer to home in Burnaby, the George Derby Centre will be firing in house staff and contracting out their work to private companies, affecting close to 100 trusted employees who have become part of the family to the veteransâ€�, said Julian.