A new election, a new government, and possibly new hope for surviving veterans.
It is no secret that the former Conservative government’s treatment of veterans was deplorable to say the least, from cutting access to services to forcing veterans to constantly prove their missing limbs haven’t grown back.
But with a new Liberal government now in power, one can now hope our veterans will be better treated over time, including veterans from the Afghanistan conflict who have a significantly higher suicide rate than the general population.
In our efforts to treat their broken bodies, we’ve neglected to treat their broken minds.
On this Remembrance Day, let’s not just remember the soldiers who have fallen on the battlefield. We must also remember the soldiers who have returned from the battlefield, and are still struggling to stay alive.