Canada failing veterans with mental illnesses: official watchdog

November 25, 2014 3:28 PM

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is failing its veterans with mental illnesses, an official watchdog said on Tuesday in a stinging report that could hurt the Conservative government less than a year before the next election.

Auditor General Michael Ferguson, who reports to Parliament, said the federal Veterans Affairs ministry was "not adequately facilitating timely access to mental health services".

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