Illustrating on dimension of the Harper Regime, David Bruser at the Toronto Star does a very good job of illustrating the impact of Afghanistan war on some veterans of that war.
You know, it takes a particularly wicked and sadistic mind to keep someone in a trauma-inducing situation for no reason, and then deny them the care when they afterward. The impact of industrial war on soldiers has been known for almost a century now. The government does not have the option of saying "we didn't know this is what Afghanistan would do." The information is widely available.
Therefore, exposing soldiers to war without good cause, and then reducing or denying their care afterward is an act of abject cruelty. If the Geneva Conventions were applied, this would be torture and therefore forbidden. In yesteryear, this would be an hanging offence if people were shown to have died as a result.
This Harper Regime, which has destroyed the lives of so many young people is now trying to give itself the power to legally rig elections after it got caught stealing the last one. In a just world, attempting such a thing would grounds for a long detention or some kind of banishment.