Fantino says government prepared to improve benefits for veterans

The Honourable Julian Fantino (L) Minister of Veterans Affairs shakes hands with 94-year-old...

The Honourable Julian Fantino (L) Minister of Veterans Affairs shakes hands with 94-year-old veteran Russell Smith, of Oshawa, on Sunday March 2, 2014. Jack Boland/QMI Agency

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 7:55 PM ET

OTTAWA — The government responded Thursday to mounting criticism it isn't treating vets properly by opening the door to improving benefits.

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino says he's prepared to implement recommendations from a Commons committee studying the New Veterans Charter, which has been panned in some circles.

"I think the outcome of the review will no doubt address some of the shortcomings in the charter," he told the committee.

 


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