Well, well, well. It seems that the truth is that the silent majority of Canadian veterans believe the Harper Conservative Government respects and appreciates them. Which is exactly what I suspected.
Yet, we have heard a lot in the mainstream media that veterans are angry at the Conservatives and want rid of them. In fact, most of what we read in the media regarding even active military is negative, as though any attempt by a governing party to reform practices — even outdated ones — was a bad thing.
Well, as it turns out, the ABC (Anything But Conservative) veterans group is in the minority and the only reason we have heard their voices is because they have been the noisiest. Of course, there may be other reasons we have heard about them as well — given alleged union funding.
Anyway, here we are, a little more than a month from voting day, and we finally get to the truth. And, that truth, according to Veterans Doug Furchner and Lee Humphrey, is that the majority of veterans have received positive supportive treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs over the nine years the Tories have been in power.
And, we know that, thanks to Joe Warmington’s Toronto Sun article on Friday, September 11th. In fact, here are some quotes from that column that readers can share with friends and relatives in their community, on Twitter or on Facebook — because we need to get this good news out!
(1) “Now 60, Furchner in the 1980s suffered a broken leg when run over by a truck in training in Germany and post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in Cyprus. ‘I have never had anything but a positive experience dealing with Veterans Affairs,’ he said. ‘I have had a lot of support and I work with veterans from other eras, including Afghanistan, who have had similar experiences.’”
(2) “Added Humphrey: ‘Silent majorities lose so I vowed to remain silent no more and started the [Facebook] page the next day so the silent majority could tell their fellow Canadians that the ABC veterans’ group wasn’t the only voice in town.’”
The name of the veterans group represented by Furchner and Humphrey, who they say gets no funding from anyone, is: Veterans for the Conservative Party of Canada. To get to their Facebook page, simply sign in and click here.