“New Democrat leader Jack Layton was joined today by former Veterans Ombudsman Pat Stogran at a large rally in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Layton outlined his plan for restoring pensions and benefits for retired and disabled RCMP and Canadian Forces members, improving the lives of over 100 000 veterans, and slammed Harper’s broken promises to Canada’s veterans. “Under Stephen Harper, Veteran’s Affairs has adopted an insurance company style culture of denial,” said Layton. “They should be acting as advocates for Canadian Forces veterans and former RCMP officers.” ….” More from Postmedia News here, the Toronto Star here, and CBC.ca here. Since it’s not likely he’ll be Prime Minister anytime soon, we’ll see how Jack Layton votes in the next Parliament on such matters.