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Post by Dannypaj on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 05:23



Thanks Kevin!
Now! Who's pulling JT's strings?
Please, fingers crossed, that someone, someday, will hopefully be pulling the right strings.
Instead of pulling our legs! With a broken promise.
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Post by bosn181 on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 22:37

same puppet masters just different puppet someone always making them dance and sing

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Post by bosn181 on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 22:33

well i guess with the shuffle they can now say sorry for the delay we just getting settled into new position and hope not to push the answers we promised before i get shuffled out

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Post by Guest on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 14:40

Omg guys!!! Trudeau sets the tone ....not the ministers ....stop dreaming ....same old same old ....

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Post by prawnstar on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 12:49

Can't be any worse than previous MVAs. Maybe Seamus has the balls to put those fat cat bureaucrats in their place and listen to us.

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Post by bigrex on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 11:05

Well Newfies have always been extremely important to our military, making up a disproportionate amount of all three branches of our military. So not only did his brother serve, chances are many in his family and friends have worn the uniform. So, IMO, this is a positive move, as he is less likely going to be willing to look into the faces of his family and friends, and say that he let them down.
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Post by Teentitan on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 09:39

Well the new minister does know Sean....he has interviewed him many times in his previous job.

FYI the new minister's brother is/was a naval officer so he might have an idea of what is going on. So fingers crossed trooper that Seamus takes the time to learn...quickly.
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Re: Seamus O'Regan to be named federal minister of Veterans Affairs

Post by Dannypaj on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 07:28

I do not know Sean Bruyea personally, but seeing his interviews and reading his articles, I would say he would be someone the MVA should seek out as well trooper.  
If not at least he should be sought out by news reporters.
But like I said, who knows, who's who in this mixed up bureaucratic process.
Please, get on with the promise or at least damage control.
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Post by Dannypaj on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 07:20

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Re: Seamus O'Regan to be named federal minister of Veterans Affairs

Post by Guest on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 06:15

New Minister is fine but not a lot will change unless the Minister learns our file enough to know how to challenge what is being brought to him by the Bureaucrats. He needs to understand that fixing gaps is not something that should be the main building block in the Veterans file.
He needs to have good conversations with some good advocates to understand what's behind the major problems surrounding our file, Sean Bruyea would be a good advocate to contact, he could save the new Minister a lot of time in his approach to deal and fix the Veterans file. The Bureaucrats are the ones who are causing all the chaos within the Veterans file, if the new Minister cannot see this, nothing will change. Talking numbers and Graphs are one thing, but fixing is a whole different ball game, fixing it right.

This is only my opinion, others I'm certain see it completely differently which is perfectly fine, but at the end of the day we all need to aim at what is best for disabled Veterans regardless of differences in opinions.

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New VAC Minister 2017

Post by bog6 on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 00:07

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/o-apos-regan-expected-nod-142216214.html

"He also named a personal friend, rookie MP and former television host Seamus O'Regan, to the veterans affairs post, replacing Kent Hehr, who has been heavily criticized for dragging his feet on the Liberals' promise to restore lifelong disability pensions for injured ex-soldiers."




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New Veterans Affairs minister a positive for P.E.I.: political science prof.

Post by Guest on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 19:52

New Veterans Affairs minister a positive for P.E.I.: political science prof.


August 28, 2017



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to media with members of his newly- shuffled cabinet (left to right) Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, Public Works and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, Sport and Persons with Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr and Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The chair of the political science department at UPEI says it’s positive that an Atlantic Canadian MP is taking over Veterans Affairs.


But Peter McKenna also noted that Newfoundland's St. John’s South-Mount Pearl MP Seamus O’Regan has a “very difficult portfolio” ahead of him, especially in terms of dealing with issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and homelessness.

“There is a long, long laundry list of issues there for Veterans Affairs. And, all of them require substantial sums of money,” said McKenna.

“Since a disproportionate amount of the military is drawn from Atlantic Canada, it makes sense that someone from Atlantic Canada would get that portfolio.”


Seamus O'Regan arrives Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to shuffle his cabinet today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

On Monday, six federal MPs got new jobs after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet.

O’Regan, a first-time cabinet minister, also assumes the role of associate minister of National Defence. He replaces Calgary Centre MP Kent Hehr, who becomes the minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Other moves included Toronto-St. Paul’s MP Carolyn Bennett becoming the new minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs while Markham-Stouffville MP Jane Philpott becomes the minister of Indigenous Services.


Current Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett arrives Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld


Health Minister Jane Philpott arrives Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

McKenna said having two ministers involved in Indigenous affairs is an important move by the government.

“It’s indicative of the importance (of) Indigenous issues in Canada at the moment going forward after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report,” he said.

“So, I think it’s pretty substantive. We’ll see how it works out in terms of actual policy decisions and initiatives and programs and so on. But, at least it’s sending the right signal to the Indigenous community that it’s a priority of this government.”

Also new to cabinet is Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor. She takes over from Philpott to become the Minister of Health.

The cabinet shuffle follows last week’s announcement by Newfoundland and Labrador (Bonavista-Burin-Trinity) MP Judy Foote that she was leaving federal politics.

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough is moving from Sport and Persons with Disabilities to replace Foote as minister of Public Services and Procurement.

Charlottetown MP Sean Casey said he was pleased to see O’Regan take over Veterans Affairs, especially given the number of people employed in the department in Charlottetown.

“It’s going to be very good for Charlottetown. Being a Newfoundlander, he understands how very important those government jobs would be outside of Ottawa.”

Casey also noted that Foote’s departure gave the government an opportunity to reassess and make changes. But, he was “really sad to see her go.”

“A huge voice for Newfoundland and a really steady person. And, just a wonderful colleague,” said Casey.

“But, when somebody goes, it creates opportunities for others.”

Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay was not a part of Monday’s cabinet shuffle. He is staying on as minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Other P.E.I. MPs Wayne Easter, Robert Morrissey and Casey were also not impacted by the cabinet shuffle.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/2017/8/28/new-veterans-affairs-minister-a-positive-for-p-e-i---political-s.html

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Re: Seamus O'Regan to be named federal minister of Veterans Affairs

Post by Teentitan on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 10:08

Dannypaj, Seamus is very aware of veteran issues.  His brother is/was an officer in the Navy and when he hosted Canada AM he always took up the veteran cause.  Hopefully he dives into his new job like he did when he was on tv.
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Seamus O'Regan to be named federal minister of Veterans Affairs

Post by 6608 on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 08:23

CBC News has confirmed Seamus O'Regan will be Newfoundland and Labrador's representative in Justin Trudeau's federal cabinet.

The MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl will be sworn in today as the minister of Veterans Affairs as part of a cabinet shuffle.

O'Regan will take up the role after Judy Foote announced last week that she's retiring from politics.

Foote had been on a leave of absence from the public services portfolio since the spring.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/seamus-oregan-veterans-affairs-minister-1.4264773



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Cabinet Shuffle?

Post by Dannypaj on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 07:32

Cabinet Shuffle?

Now what?
Hopefully not just another new face in an --_--_  old (government) position of importance to the Veterans Community?

Two high positioned advocates dropped and announced on social media FIRED (no name dropping)! and now a shuffle.

Pension promise?
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/seamus-oregan-veterans-affairs-minister-1.4264773?fref=gc
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