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A veteran participates in Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph in the All Sappers' Memorial Park in Chilliwack, B.C., on Nov. 11, 2013.
A veteran participates in Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph in the All Sappers' Memorial Park in Chilliwack, B.C., on Nov. 11, 2013.
(JOHN LEHMANN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

How Conservatives could treat veterans better

The Conservatives have riled veterans by closing offices and restructuring services. What should they have done instead?

Of course, they should have done better than Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, who failed to show up and refused to listen when a group of veterans came for a meeting, then apologized and compounded the insult by asserting protesting veterans are dupes of public-service unions.