Thousands of war graves are in state of disrepair

OTTAWA — An audit by Veterans Affairs has found tens of thousands of veterans’ graves in cemeteries across the country are in a state of disrepair.

The culprit? A lack of federal funding.

Veterans Affairs is responsible for maintaining the graves of more than 200,000 veterans buried by the federal government in Canada.

But previous governments slashed the money available for such maintenance from $5 million per year in 2003 to $1.2 million today, which the department’s audit says...

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