Assisted dying discussion renews warnings about gaps in veteran care

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Canadian veterans can struggle to access support when they return from duty. And now the stark stakes of that struggle are once again in the spotlight after a Global News exclusive revealed that medically-assisted dying was offered to a veteran seeking out treatment for post-traumatic stress.

Sources told Global News a Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) service agent brought up medical assistance in dying, or MAID, unprompted in a conversation with the combat veteran.

The incident is raising questions about the training being given to VAC employees, with Conservatives now calling for an inquiry. Mercedes Stephenson reports.

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