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LETTER: Broken Liberal promises

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – you have broken many election promises. Quote: “If I have earned the right to serve this country as your prime minister, no veterans will be forced to fight their government for support and compensation they have earned.”

Prime Minister Trudeau, you and all Liberal MPs voted ‘yes’ on the successful count of Bill C-201. Once elected, you refused to discuss and move forward our veteran’s CPP pension clawback issue. On Jan. 9, 2018 at a Nova Scotia town hall meeting, we asked you again to take charge and terminate our CPP pension issue. You skirted around the question but never answered it. The same question was hand delivered by MP Darrell Samson to you, but you chose not to reply. On Jan. 22, 2019, veterans made another presentation at your Nova Scotia Liberal caucus meeting. Unfortunately, our CPP pension clawback issue was not addressed by the Nova Scotia Liberal committee. Our request to end the CPP pension claw back issue would be taken at no cost to the taxpayers. Prime Minister, you failed to initiate an executive white paper letter to the minister of veterans affairs for the needed action and amendment to the pension act and its policies.

Let us remind Liberals that veterans and their families make up more than 10 per cent of Canada’s population. Unless you honour your promises and take action to remedy the situation, veterans and their families are not prepared to vote for the federal Liberal Party in the next election campaign.

John Labelle (a Veteran in Nova Scotia),

Lower Sackville, N.S.

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