Le Blogue Broadbent

Remembrance Day rant

On Remembrance Day, let's remember the sacrifices of our veterans. Let's also remember the record of the Conservative government.

If there's one number that sums it up, it's 200. That's the number of military personnel who have been discharged before they reached 10 years of service, the benchmark to qualify for an indexed pension. The trend line for the last decade suggest a pattern. In 2001, 10% of soldiers were discharged prematurely. By 2011, this number had grown to 16%. 

Rick Mercer has something to say about another aspect of the Conservative record.