Bloc Quebecois scathing over alleged disparities between French and English-speaking veterans

The Bloc Quebecois is blasting Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) for failing to behave to right a scenario that places French-speaking veterans at a drawback in comparison with their English-speaking brethren.

The Bloc Quebecois factors out {that a} report by the Veterans Ombudsman unveiled in 2018 confirmed that French-speaking veterans waited a median of 25 weeks longer than English-speaking veterans for a discover of choice on their utility for incapacity advantages.

Bloc Veterans Affairs critic Luc Desilets blames the division for not proving that the scenario was bettering.

Information finally revealed that the typical hole had shrunk to eight weeks in 2021 after which to 0.6 weeks within the first two months of 2022. These figures have been reportedly supplied by the federal government on the final assembly of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Nevertheless, Desilets pointed to a latest briefing observe from Library of Parliament analysts that tells a unique story. Between July and September 2021, the median wait time for francophone veterans was 76 weeks, whereas the median wait time for anglophones was 20.4 weeks. It isn’t recognized what occurred within the early months of 2022.

The Member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles concluded that the scenario has not been corrected and he’s calling on Minister Lawrence MacAulay to return clear on the disparities in therapy occasions between French and English-speaking shoppers.

— This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed in French on March 25, 2022.


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