Judy Foote says there is a total disregard for how those being honoured should be included in Friday’s National Day of Honour ceremony.
The MP for Random-Burin- St. George’s will join Canadians across the country to pay tribute to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who served their country in Afghanistan.
But Foote questions the sincerity of the federal government’s designation of the National Day of Honour and wonders if the ceremony is meant to distract from the federal Conservatives’ lack of support for veterans.
“Unfortunately, many of those same veterans are returning home to learn the Harper government is not willing to provide the services they deserve and require,” she said in a prepared release.
“We must not forget the 158 Canadians, four with family roots in Random-Burin-St. George’s, who paid the ultimate sacrifice, nor those who have been scarred physically and mentally while serving their country.”