Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Does Paul Martin ever rest? Did Canada win some lotto and Ralph isn't telling us?

Canada's four federal party leaders used a flight home from Amsterdam to hammer out a $1-billion deal to help young veterans settle back into society once they leave the military. Hopefully, they had proper paper for the deal and not the shitty Air Canada napkins. The leaders announced the deal late Monday aboard the federal government jet carrying them back from commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. Guilt is a powerful tool.

Martin, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe and NDP Leader Jack Layton agreed to have their members push the bill through the Commons this week, with Senate approval following swiftly.

The legislation will be of the greatest assistance to soldiers leaving the service who became disabled while acting as peacekeepers, but in all, thousands of veterans with an average age of 36 will be helped each year.

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