LETTER: MP proud of Liberals aid for veterans

MP John Aldag takes offence to Ontario MP Phil McColeman’s letter slamming Liberals over vets.

Dear Editor,

Re: [Langley City’s MP didn’t support veterans, Tory MP says, March 8 Letters, Langley Advance]

I was disturbed to read the false claim in a letter to the editor.

It erroneously suggested that my Liberal government colleagues and I don’t support our veterans.

Let me be clear – our government has provided more supports to veterans in the last two years than the previous conservative government did in 10.

We reopened the nine Veterans Affairs offices closed by the Conservatives and opened a new one in Surrey.

We introduced a pension-for-life plan.

We are putting more money in the pockets of more than 65,000 veterans by increasing the disability award to a maximum of $360,000.

We increased the earnings-loss benefit to 90 per cent of pre-release salary to support veterans during their recovery.

These are just a few ways in which our government is fulfilling our commitments to veterans and better providing them with the supports and services they need and deserve.

I found it unfortunate that the Conservatives used misleading and divisive language in order to score political points, rather than propose meaningful ways in which to support our veterans.

I am proud of the work our Liberal government is doing to restore cuts made by the Conservatives and improve the lives of our veterans.

It is unfortunate that a Conservative MP from Ontario chose to send such misinformation to the Langley Advance to publish.

John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale – Langley City

Just Posted

New Langley mayor’s gala raises half million for hospital

A $500,000 contribution to the new emergency ward and MRI suite was announced Saturday night.

Weather didn’t deter die-hard Langley car enthusiasts

Brookswood Secondary school closed out the car show season with its second annual event.

VIDEO: Celebrating 50 years with a blowout

Langley Rugby club annihilates Burnaby opponents at anniversary event

Costumed runners, walkers stroll rural Langley in search of wine

Shy of 400 took part in the Campbell Valley Wine Run for Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities.

VIDEO: Creative costumes at wine run through Langley

Campbell Valley Wine Run inspired by French event

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

Porsche impounded for going 138 km/hr in 90 zone during charity rally

West Vancouver Police said wet roads and heavy rain made it extra dangerous

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Phase 2 of $1.35B Royal Columbian upgrades won’t be a public-private partnership

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says it will be a design-build

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Most Read