REPORT: Number Of Homeless Canadian Veterans Has Risen 62% Since 2015

It’s outrageous that the Trudeau government is building shelters for those who entered Canada illegally while our homeless Veterans are left to fend for themselves.

A growing number of Canadian Veterans are homeless, and the trend continues to worsen.

That’s according to numbers reported by Veterans Canada.

According to a CTV report, “The number of homeless veterans that Veterans Affairs Canada is aware of in Canada has grown every year since 2015. On Jan. 1, 2015 the department reported a total of 475 on the government’s radar; as of Jan. 1, 2016 that number had grown to 578; and as of Jan. 1, 2017 there were 687 homeless veterans in Canada. That number grew to 770 by September 2017.”

The true numbers are likely higher, as the 770 figure is made up of those who have identified themselves as homeless and sought to receive services from Veterans Affairs. This means many more homeless Veterans could be out there.

Concerningly, Debbie Lowther of VETS Canada – an organization that helps homeless Canadian Veterans – says “There’s been a lot of delays lately in receiving services from veterans affairs.”

Numbers getting steadily worse under the Trudeau government

Justin Trudeau made big promises to Canada’s Veterans in the 2015 campaign, but now, things are getting worse.

Making things even more outrageous, is the fact that as a growing number of Veterans are reported homeless, the government is spending taxpayer money building shelters for illegal border crossers.

We have now reached the point where those who served our country are left to fend for themselves, while people who broke our laws get taxpayer funded shelter.

That is a total disgrace, and all Canadians should be outraged about it.

The government can’t help everyone in the world, and it shouldn’t even try. But it should certainly help Canadian citizens, and especially those who put on the uniform and served our nation.

After all, it’s called the “Canadian Government,” not the “global government,” and any politician who forgets that must be defeated.

Spencer Fernando

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