Can I just add, and say exactly with regard to the pension for life, that now we will have that monthly connection between the department and those new Veterans Charter veterans.
For those under the old Pension Act prior to April 1, 2006, we would know about your 98-year-old veteran if he was actually a client of Veterans Affairs and he came to us.
Often, for some of these generations of veterans, as you can imagine, they're independent and don't want help from anybody. We had an incident here in the city. You might have heard about the 100-year-old veteran who had a break and enter at his home. This fellow had been a lieutenant-colonel and had landed at D-Day. He had been the deputy minister of six departments. After this attempted murder of him, we rolled in and asked, can we help you? And he said, back off. I'm fine. This guy had been a former deputy minister of Veterans Affairs. He said, I'm not a client. I'm good. So we need to reach out when these veterans want to come to us.
When we opened the office in Prince George, British Columbia, I was at the opening of that office last spring, and there were three door crashers there.
One veteran is a 94-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force World War II veteran. He was at the front door, and said, “I don't need any help at all. I'm living 200 kilometres north of here on a 250-acre piece of property. I have no electricity and no water, and someday they're going to take my driver's licence away from me and I just want to make sure you're here.”