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I was being facetious about Liberals or NDPs not serving in the CAF, but you are right in pointing out that this broad brush statement is incorrect.We all don't actually believe this, don't be so divisive using such a broad stroke of your fellow countrymen. Even if this was true, then that would be the bulk of the population not wanting a CAF. In that case, then it should be abolished or reformed into an organisation that can fit Canadians' desire.
Canadians don't like the CAF to be ill-suited to the job, they don't wanna see caskets and the gov't doesn't want headlines saying they could've prevented the death. Canadians don't understand the CFs job or tools and nobody has shown any will to remind people of what the CF does and why it needs to keep doing it (and much more). Instead, they only see the damage control side, and no gov't really see the need to spend Billions on a subject that so few care about, regardless of its importance.
You mean voters who care about Trans and LGBTQ+ rights of human beings??? Yes...what out of touch people they are, the vast majority of Canadians and their families.
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LGen Leslie and LCol McCrimmon are two of the most prominent recent former CAF mbrs, that I know of, who later became elected Liberal Mbrs of Parliament. Then there is the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson (CAMC, RFC, former Prime Minister), Mr. Barney Danson (QOR, former MND), Mr. Gilles Lamontagne (RCAF Bomber Pilot, former MND) and Mr. James Richardson (RCAF Pilot, former MND) and Mr. Paul Hellyer (Gunner, former MND) are the more famous ones that I can recall.
I do not know of any NDP MPs who served in the CAF, except that Mr. Ed Broadbent's son - Paul, joined the Reg F and I think he became a Comms Rsch Op. I briefly knew Paul when we served together in the Militia.