The Harper government and the unions have had some epic battles over the years.
But this latest exchange seems a little wacky.
The government — and Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino specifically — is accusing the Public Service Alliance of Canada of 'manipulating' the emotions of veterans with regard to their reaction to the closure of eight veterans service centres.
The issue hit a climax this week with a testy exchange, caught on tape, between Fantino and several veterans who flew to Ottawa in a last-minute plea to save the offices. The meeting concluded with the disgruntled veterans calling the minister disrespectful and asking him to resign.
"There are a few things [Fantino] should be told," WWII veteran Roy Lamore according to CBC News.
"Taught manners is number 1, number 2 to respect the veterans, and number 3, it's time that he better wake up and give us a break on these things."
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