We have assurances from the minister that the benefits will not be affected. However, as an evidence-based organization, we have to wait. We have mechanisms in place to gauge whether there will be an impact on veterans and their benefits. I go back to our pillars of fairness. Efficiency is an important aspect of fairness. It would be a concern to have programs that, because of a lack of personnel, were not well-funded or well-administered .
On March 8th, 2012. See this statement in context.