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Veterans by the numbers

Published Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 12:08AM EST

Last updated Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 08:59AM EST

Every month Canada loses 1,700 veterans of the Second World War and Korea while the number of Afghanistan veterans rises with every deployment. It's a shift that could have profound implications for the way Veterans Affairs Canada does business. The new veterans are not as worried about pensions as they are about jobs and education. They are returning from missions with different kinds of ailments to a country that is offering a different sort of reception. And they don't feel they have been recognized in the same way as the generation of soldiers that preceded them.