CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The union representing Veterans’ Affairs Canada staff is asking for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to exchange Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
Virginia Vaillancourt, Union of Veterans’ Affairs Staff nationwide president, mentioned that the union and the case managers they symbolize have misplaced confidence in MacAulay as minister.
“We’ve written to the minister thrice within the final 4 months to request a gathering to debate the case supervisor’s considerations a few new $570 million contract and have been ignored. It is time for a change,” Vaillancourt mentioned.
The union handed a movement calling for MacAulay, the member of Parliament for Cardigan, to get replaced as minister throughout a latest assembly of native presidents and its government.
“We don’t take this motion flippantly,” Vaillancourt mentioned. “However we want somebody who will take the time to reply to these real considerations in regards to the affect on veterans and the individuals who have the honour to serve them.”
The union mentioned its decision referred to a collection of damaged guarantees to veterans and his personal staff about wait instances, backlogs, staffing and workloads by MacAulay.
“We’re asking the prime minister to nominate a brand new minister,” mentioned Vaillancourt. “Somebody who will substantively have interaction with the union. Veterans deserve higher, and so do the workers at Veterans’ Affairs Canada.”