VETERANS CASE MANAGERS WARN LIVES ARE AT STAKE AHEAD OF CONTRACT CHANGES

Nov 21, 2022

By Christine Ross

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Three case managers from Veterans Affairs Canada gave emotional testimony to a Commons committee Monday about changes to rehabilitation services for ill and injured veterans.

Angela Aultman cried as she told M-P’s she is worried veterans will fall through the cracks.

“The unwell veteran is who we’re going to lose,” she said through tears. “Lives are at stake and this is what keeps me up at night.” She and other managers say veterans don’t know what will happen to them as their files are moved.

The changes revolve around a $570 million contract recently awarded to an outside organization to provide physical and mental support services for the most at-risk veterans. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay and the department are defending the contract, which starts to take effect Tuesday, November 22.

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