Former soldier holds hunger strike
A former member of the Canadian Forces, Pascal Lacoste is holding a hunger strike. He's been camped out in front of the office of the Veterans Affairs minister, Steven Blaney in Lévis since Saturday (Nov 06, 2011). He claims he was exposed to depleted uranium, used in munitions during the war in Bosnia, and says it made him sick.
Quebec AM's Ainslie MacLellan speaks with Susan about Lacoste's hunger strike.
Ainslie also spoke with three soldiers who are in Lévis to support Lacoste. Francois Meilleur and Winston Harris both say they suffer from the effects of depleted uranium. Robert Derosby says the government should be doing more to help soldiers with health issues. A warning: this tape contains strong language and some graphic descriptions.