Trudeau Liberals vote to maintain PTSD payments to convicted cop killer

Christopher Garnier, 30, of Halifax, was convicted in 2017 of second-degree murder in the 2015 death of Truro, N.S., police officer Catherine Campbell. An expert at trial testified Garnier developed post-traumatic stress syndrome as a direct result of strangling Campbell. While behind bars, Garnier has been receiving treatment from a private psychologist funded under the Veterans Affairs benefits of his father, a former military member. The decision by the department has outraged Campbell’s family and angered veterans.

Chris Garnier strangled Officer Catherine Campbell, put her body in a compost bin and dumped her under a bridge.

While Conservatives believe that Canada and its Veterans share a social covenant and that the government should be committed to providing the best possible services and benefits for veterans and their families it’s outrageous that a convicted cop killer – that never served a day in his life – is getting his PTSD treatment paid for while so many of our Veterans must fight Veterans Affairs for theirs.

It’s outrageous that a convicted cop-killer – that never served a day in his life – is getting his PTSD treatment paid for while so many of our Veterans must fight Veterans Affairs for theirs. Mr. Garnier, like all prisoners, has mental health services available to him via the penal system. He does not need to use resources meant for Veterans and their deserving family members. Conservatives have publicly called upon the Minister of Veterans Affairs to intervene and address this outrage. This is about ensuring that those who have served Canada honourably get the treatment they need, when they need it. Mr. Garnier, like all prisoners, has mental health services available to him via the penal system. He does not need to use resources meant for Veterans and their deserving family members.