The House

Erin O'Toole attempts to mend fences with Canada's veterans

Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole talks about the myriad of changes to veterans benefits he's announced and what more he has in store. Does he have enough time to get the legislation passed before the next election?
Canada's Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 9, 2015. (Chris Wattie /Reuters)

Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced new benefits for Veterans and their spouses this week. It was the third change he was announcing in two weeks. But do the recent changes go far enough? The minister tells us the legislation to enact these changes is coming soon and we can expect more. 

Then, we talk to veteran and retired Major Mark Campbell, who lost both of his legs when he was serving in Afghanistan in 2008. He has been one of the critics of the New Veterans Charter and is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit demanding the government fulfill its sacred obligation to Veterans. Campbell says that he's optimistic about the changes he sees at Veterans Affairs but more still needs to be done.