To the editor,
It surprises me, the selfishness of some veterans like Ron Clarke of Sydney, over the closure of the veterans offices.
There were only nine of them across the country, and Halifax and Cape Breton were fortunate to get two of them. The other seven
were spread across the country, in major centres. All Nova Scotia veterans had to do to get face-to-face service on crucial matters, was to travel at the most about 200 miles.
What about the vets in the rural areas of the other provinces? Some of them had to travel hundreds to receive the same attention.
I would say that the government has shown great consideration for the veterans by replacing these offices with 600 agencies where the amount of travelling is considerably reduced.
I am an 84-year-old, 25-year veteran of the R.C.N, and I feel that the government is showing great concern. It appears to me that this uproar is politically motivated, more likely by the NDP trying to blacken the great example of good government that we have received.
Stanley H. Jones