I can't really speak for the minister, but I made a statement publicly a few months back expressing my concern that Canada didn't look at their veteran population the same as other countries do. We are an evidence-based organization, so what impact the budget is going to have on veterans programs and benefits we won't know until things are in place and the budget is announced. In fairness to my organization and my team, we can't comment on that particular aspect.
As to red tape and bureaucracy, there's some work to be done. I think any economies that might be realized through this channel should be redirected to programs such as funeral and burial expenses. This is really unfair: people fought for a burying standard and we don't even bury them to that standard.