NOTE: After sending out today's release calling for a public inquiry into VAC, I received a phone call from Harold Leduc, the veteran and former-member of the Veterans' Review and Appeal Board. He wanted to thank me for my release and discuss the privacy violations. I won't delve on what was done to this soldier - you can find that elsewhere - but consider the travesty. He served Canada twice, once as a soldier, then again on VRAB. He was injured both times. The first wounds were part of being a soldier. The second ones came when those he was working with used his service injuries to bully, harass, intimidate, and humiliate him in order to stop him from exercising his duties.
It is awful that someone's private medical records are passed around like notes in grade school. It is horrific that anyone's medical conditions should be wielded as weapons against them. It is obscene that adults would behave that way, like bullying teenagers. It is offensive that any veteran should be made to suffer twice from the same injuries.
There is no word for what happened to this man. Injuries sustained in defence of Canada were used to harm him by fellow Canadian civil servants.
Canadians are owed an explanation.
It is my honour to host this release from WO (ret'd) Harold O. Leduc MMM CD - JRM