Veterans planning protest

A group called Veterans of the Chilliwack/Fraser Valley is planning to participate in a Veterans' National Day of Protest on Nov. 5.

This time around when the veterans pay him a visit, the local MP has pledged to be there.

A group called Veterans of the Chilliwack/Fraser Valley is planning to participate in a Veterans’ National Day of Protest on Nov. 5 with a march to MP Mark Strahl’s office.

At last year’s event, more than 300 people showed up, said Claude Latulippe, a veteran of the Air Force. It was the “biggest turnout” of veterans in Canada, but the MP was not in town at the time.

“The rally resulted in a greater awareness of the plight of veterans with the public and generated some response from our government,” he said.

Veterans will meet at the Cottonwood Mall between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 5 and will feature a march to the MP’s office.

MP Strahl has “committed to being there” to address the rally, he noted.

Veterans’ issues range from disability awards, pension clawback, widows’ tax and agent orange compensation.

“After the initial outcry last year and some movement in the political corridors, life has carried on — lip service without any results,” said Latulippe. “While the veterans are still loved and appreciated, it is very sad that we have to resort to protesting in order to get some resolutions to these issues.”

For more details go to www.canadianveteransadvocacy.com/index.html

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