Veterans Affairs ‘broken,’ says advocate concerned with privacy breach

David Pugliese reports:

Sean Bruyea may not seem like an enemy of the state but when he leafs through the 14,000 pages of documents that Veterans Affairs Canada compiled on him, he sometimes gets that impression.

Veterans Affairs bureaucrats monitored the Ottawa man’s media appearances and his advocacy activities before Parliament, in which he called for a better deal for the country’s retired and injured military personnel.


His confidential financial and medical files, held in Veterans Affairs computers, were looked at more than 4,000 times by 850 individuals over a nine-year period. Most of those occurred in the past four years, when he was most active in advocating veterans’ rights.


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