Feds look to give vets first crack at civil service jobs

Julian Fantino, veterans affairs minister This week Fantino arrived more than an hour late to a...

Julian Fantino, veterans affairs minister
This week Fantino arrived more than an hour late to a meeting with veterans to discuss the closure of vets' service centres across the country.
If he doesn't have time for veterans, who does he have time for? His colleagues, apparently. He was in a cabinet meeting. He has since apologized for being late, but the cuts won't be reversed. (REUTERS/Blair Gable)

Daniel Proussalidis, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:19 PM ET

OTTAWA — As the feds move forward on one aspect of taking care of military veterans and their families, they're taking heat from the NDP on another front.

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino sponsored a new bill in the Commons Wednesday to give military members honourably discharged from the Canadian Forces first crack at civil service jobs.

Fantino's new bill incorporates a more limited bill from the fall to give injured veterans preference in civil service hiring.

 


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