theglobeandmail.com, “Veteran who claims poisoning starts hunger strike outside minister’s office”, Nov. 7, 2011
Lacoste wants “…recognition from Ottawa that soldiers have been poisoned upon exposure to depleted uranium.”
“Mr. Lacoste blames his own declining health, which includes chronic pain and a degenerative neurological disorder, on depleted-uranium poisoning he believes he contracted in Bosnia in the 1990s.”
canada.com, “Ex soldier continues hunger strike despite collapsing briefly”, Nov. 7, 2011
“[Pascal] Lacoste, who at the protest site is surrounded by supporters including other veterans, said he has suffered from a degenerative neurological condition, infertility and chronic pain for over a decade.”
By the way, here’s an article (spun very slickly) about all the homeless veterans in Canada.
Also here’s an article about massive cuts to Veterans Affairs.