MILITARY VETS COULD LOSE COMMISSIONAIRES CONTRACTS

Mar 21, 2014

By AM740 Staff

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A decades-long policy meant to help veterans find work as security guards at government buildings is under review. Since the end of the Second World War, Ottawa has directed billions of dollars in federal guard contracts to the Commissionaires. It’s a private, non-profit organization that was created to help employ veterans returning from war. Ottawa gives the Commissionaires the right of first refusal on all government contracts. But the deal is nearing its end and private sector guard companies are pushing for a change. Before the federal government makes a decision, the Senate sub-committee on Veterans Affairs will weigh in. The sub-committee is wrapping up a study on services for veterans, including a review of Ottawa’s relationship with the Commissionaires.

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