Letters to the Editor

George Derby cuts hurt veterans

Re: Burnaby Council decries treatment of war veterans (NewsLeader, Nov. 9)

I was moved to tears when I heard what what is happening with our war veterans.

This is cruel and unacceptable. People are more important than the bottom line.

My father was a Second World War vet and thankfully, he was well taken care of by family until the last few weeks of his life, when he went into a hospice.

At a place like Geroge Derby, the long-term staff is like family to residents.

I understand that contracting out is cheaper, but let's not forget, the contractor is in business to make money so who suffers?

The residents, our veterans.

L. Barry


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