Why are Conservatives Choosing an Election Over Helping Veterans?

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, over 900,000 people use food banks in Canada. Among them are some of our bravest men and women who served our country proudly. In Calgary alone, 204 veterans depend on food banks and London, Ontario is closing veteran hospital beds. This is a national disgrace and all because of Conservative inaction.

Why did the government decide to provoke an election instead of working with us to help veterans?