Mr. Stephen Garvey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Democratic Advancement, interviews Mr. Sean Bruyea, former Canadian Forces Air Force captain and 14 year veteran advocate, on Canadian veterans and the challenges facing them. Sean discusses the short history of veteran advocacy in Canada. He makes clear that the major issues facing Canadian veterans are the arrogance of the Canadian federal bureaucracy, and political hypocrisy regarding veteran rights and issues. Sean says that veterans have sacrificed their lives and families for Canadian basic rights and freedoms, and therefore, Canadians have an obligation to stand up for veterans against the Canadian bureaucracy and politicians. Not only that, many veterans need the support of the Canadian public because many veterans are not university educated and/or in a position emotionally and physically to fight the federal government. These fights are troubling especially in consideration of Sean himself, who faced a major breach of privacy against him by the federal government in order to silence him and discredit his advocacy work for veterans. Sean and other veterans will be presenting at the FDA’s Forum 4 Veterans on November 27, 2013 at Mount Royal University. For non-mainstream, insightful, and provocative discussion from people working in the field of international politics, listen in or download the FDA podcasts.
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FDA Veterans Report and November 27, 2013 Forum 4 Veterans