Monday, April 10, 2017
Liberals offer re-training at half the cost
BC Gov't caucus/Voice photo
Voice file photo
s British Columbians and Canadians honour the sacrifice of the soldiers who gave their lives at the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago.
"Canadian Armed Forces
members are our best and bravest - but we know that the transition from
military to civilian life can be challenging," said Jim Benninger, BC
Liberal candidate in Courtenay-Comox and former base commander of CFB Comox.
"This platform commitment is a small but meaningful way to show our
appreciation for their service, as they make that transition and help
contribute to our growing economy."
Canadian Troops by the Numbers
• 68,000 full-time troops in uniform
• 900 full-time military personnel
• 4,500 reservists with each previous year
Government statistics says there are 68,000 full-time troops in uniform. The military says that in order to keep the forces at that level, because of attrition and other reasons, it needs 4,000 new full-time troops yearly.