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Veterans Affairs says worker ‘inappropriately’ discussed medically assisted death with veteran

Jarnhamar

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I think this had more to do with an employee being a moron than coming from any sort of VAC training. Someone from VAC said the employee in question was told to stop a few times by the member but didn't.

That said VAC seems to have a reputation of going out of their way not to hire former service members. Maybe they'll want to rethink that approach.
 

rmc_wannabe

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I think this had more to do with an employee being a moron than coming from any sort of VAC training. Someone from VAC said the employee in question was told to stop a few times by the member but didn't.
Regardless, lack of training or clear cut policy often results in people going off script. Any organization that does this will often throw the offending member under the bus, but the institutional failings should be the most culpable. If MAID is on the table now within Canada, develop a policy/train your people so you you don't end up looking like an ass in the G&M.

That said VAC seems to have a reputation of going out of their way not to hire former service members. Maybe they'll want to rethink that approach.
Ex-service members represent a vast spectrum of people. Look at every BMQ platoon, you'll fond 2 or 3 glue bags that then go on to have "rewarding" careers. Some of those gluebags get into the PS or work for VAC and remain gluebags, just in more comfortable clothing. It's still that 2-3 out of 40 ratio, but cases like this tar everyone with the same brush.
 

Brad Sallows

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Bill Barr was interviewed by Bari Weiss (transcript here).

"People are much more willful and willing to sacrifice institutional values in order to achieve a broader political objective."

General idea: professionalism has weakened, and people act on their own values and agendas using institutions as levers. No conspiracies, just bunches of people moving in particular directions without much thought as to what they might be undermining.
 

Furniture

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Bill Barr was interviewed by Bari Weiss (transcript here).

"People are much more willful and willing to sacrifice institutional values in order to achieve a broader political objective."

General idea: professionalism has weakened, and people act on their own values and agendas using institutions as levers. No conspiracies, just bunches of people moving in particular directions without much thought as to what they might be undermining.
The "deep state" is really just individual activists using their jobs to enact the change they want to see, regardless of the impact on the institution.

Don't like the PM? Use process to prevent them from achieving their goals. Think more people should take forever sleeps? Encourage vulnerable veterans to kill themselves...
 
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