First presented in 2011 by the NDP, this bill would allow former members of the Canadian Forces who meet the military occupational classification requirements to be eligible for health care benefits authorized under the Actâ€™s regulations.
â€œThis change is essentialâ€”we canâ€™t turn a blind eye to the reality of our soldiers,â€� said Brahmi. â€œWe have a large military presence in Saint-Jean, and we must do more to ensure that all veterans have access to the health care they need.â€�
Brahmi said heâ€™s confident his bill will be adopted because there is an urgent need to implement concrete measures for veterans.
â€œNew Democrats recognize the work and sacrifices of members of the Canadian Forces. They served our country proudly, and itâ€™s now up to the Conservatives to do more to recognize their efforts. Health care isnâ€™t a luxuryâ€”itâ€™s essential,â€� concluded Brahmi.