PETERS – Federal government’s VAC spending does little to honour veterans

(Image: CFJC Today)

IT’S OFTEN SAID that a person’s true priorities only come through when you look at how they spend their money.

The same is true of governments.

For example, the United States spends nearly $200 billion every year on mass incarceration.

So that’s a pretty big priority for them.

Up here in Canada, we’d like to think honouring our veterans is one of our true priorities – especially around this time of year.

We certainly know how to make a show of Remembrance Day, and rightfully so.

But a look at our federal government spending on Veterans Affairs Canada paints a different picture.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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