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Veterans Affairs Canada hiring hundreds of new workers

The hundreds of Veterans Affairs Canada workers cut under the previous Conservative government are in the process of being replaced.

Case managers, client service agents and disability benefits officers are among the positions currently being filled according to Carl Gannon, the national president of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees.

“We’ve seen cuts of close to a 1,000, with a vast majority of those front-line staff, so we need to beef up the front line again,” said Gannon. “Because the reality is, where the department is right now, we’re not in a position to uphold that mandate.

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