Jan 29, 2014
By AM740 Staff
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino extended an olive branch today to veterans, angry about the impending closure of eight of the department’s regional offices. The apology is an attempt to stem the tide of political outrage among a core Conservative constituency. Fantino, who arrived late for a meeting with seven ex-soldiers last night says he’s sorry for the way it was handled and doesn’t want it to be seen as a reflection on his commitment to the men and women in uniform. Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair joined the veterans in demanding Fantino step down or be fired as Fantino hold firm on the decision to close the offices.