Canadians assume their government is there to serve them, respecting their rights and freedoms in doing so. They might want to question that assumption in light of the conduct of Veterans Affairs bureaucrats who adopted totalitarian tactics in their handling of Capt. Sean Bruyea's file.
Bruyea is the 14-year air force veteran who served in the 1991 Persian Gulf war and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Bruyea found himself in the department's bad books after he appeared before parliamentary committees in 2005 and criticized the way Veterans Affairs treated former soldiers.