November IVth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
In a case of bipartisanship & putting his country first, it seems fitting that a Republican named Robert McDonald is the U.S. Secretary Of Veterans Affairs in the essentially Democratic cabinet of President Barack Obama, Democratic-Illinois. Many vets have put their country first & need to be treated better both in the U.S. & here in Canada where current Canadian Vets Minister the Hon. Kent Hehr, PC, MP & the Liberals are shafting veterans on pensions, like their Conservative predecessors were doing. The lack of health care for brave men & women who have been injured on the battlefield & Bobby wants to correct this.
"It begins with our mission & immediate objective: To better serve & care for those who have "borne the battle" & for their families & survivors."
Source: VIIIth Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Of The United States Of America Robert Alan McDonald, Republican-Illinois.