Calgary MP Rob Anders is no longer a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, kicked off following controversial comments he made when he was accused of falling asleep in a meeting.I join my fellow veterans in thanking the committee for taking this matter seriously. I'm certain they also will join me in wishing Anders an appropriate farewell.
The controversy was prompted by Anders' behaviour at a meeting of the committee in Halifax. The group of MPs was hearing from an organization that helps former soldiers who are homeless and its president said Anders showed up late, then started text messaging on his phone, then fell asleep.
Anders denied that he fell asleep and suggested that his accusers were NDP "hacks" who praised Vladimir Putin.
The Veterans Emergency Transition Services group was angered by Anders' behaviour and comments he made after the meeting. The group called for his resignation from the committee.
Thanks for nothing and don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.