By Murray Brewster - Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 0 Comments
OTTAWA – Four years after a landmark report raised the alarm about the care…
OTTAWA – Four years after a landmark report raised the alarm about the care of reservists, the military ombudsman says citizen soldiers are still treated poorly and not given periodic health assessments or consistent immunizations.
Pierre Daigle also concludes there remains a wide gulf between the cash settlements reserve members and those in the regular force receive when they lose a limb on duty in Canada.
Daigle released a new report Wednesday that says out of the 12 recommendations made in 2008, only four have been fully implemented, another six were partially achieved and two have seen no action whatsoever.
The ombudsman’s office was told by the Harper government at the time that it accepted all of the recommendations.
“I was expecting a better average in the implementation,” Daigle said in an interview.
“Everything there was not that difficult to implement. There still seems to be two classes of soldiers in the Canadian Forces, and this is disappointing.” Continue…