Millions Invested For Canadian Vets

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:58 PM

Canadian Vets are getting more than $150-million in support from Ottawa.

Almost $134-million of that will go to an Education and Training fund to help those who've served transition into new jobs.

Another $13.9 million will go help vets and their families through research and programming.

David Flannigan, Dominion President of the Royal Canadian Legion, says the funding is a good sign of what's to come.

"We cautiously optimistic. We're giving government kudos for the moves that they are making and hope that don't stop [sic]. And they continue to fulfill their mandate and giving our veterans the support they deserve."

Flannigan says most of the announcements in the last few years have been for injured vets or those struggling with PTSD.

"That's one of our biggest gains in this years budget, is the fact that you don't have to be ill or injured veteran to avail of these services. If you're retiring and want to be reeducated the money is there."

He says he's pleased to see investments that can be used by all service personnel.