Gravely injured troops are being booted from the military before they qualify for a pension, despite assurances to the contrary from the Harper government.
A former reserve combat engineer was let go last Friday on a medical discharge after begging for months to remain until hitting the 10-year mark.
Among those also leaving is Cpl. Glen Kirkland. His plea to remain in the army last June was answered by former defence minister Peter MacKay with an a pledge he could stay until September 2015 — and that no members are released until they are ready.
But the offer turned out to be exclusive to Kirkland, who chose within the last few days to leave rather than be given special treatment.
"I joined as a member of a team, as a family," Kirkland said in an interview from Shilo, Man.
"So, when I was offered an opportunity when no one else was, it just goes against everything I joined for."
He will be formally discharged in March.
As if you needed another reason to despise our treacherous Harper regime.