John Percy was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Veterans Affairs Critic by Elizabeth May in 2010. Seeing a gap in the party structure he actively sought out the position, and approaches veterans’ issues from a social justice perspective. Many of John’s family have, or are, currently serving in Canada’s armed forces.
David T. MacLeod CD MA served in the Canadian Forces 1982-2010. As an Infantryman (I & II Bn PPCLI) and later an Intelligence Operator, he served in several missions including Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo, the NORAD response to 9/11, and operations in support of, and within, Afghanistan. He holds a BA (Political Science) from University of Manitoba and an MA (Human Security & Peacebuilding) from Royal Roads University. David is the former Director of Policy and Communication for Veteran Emergency Transition Services (VETS) and former Vice President (Eastern Canada), Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society. David is the principal and President of Glen Alpine Consulting Inc. He resides in rural Nova Scotia with his wife and two children.