Defence & Security

Sajjan says veterans’ pensions ‘a top priority,’ MPs’ pensions three times higher than veterans with similar tenures

Joan Peterson, a 17-year veteran who receives about $47,000 a year including disability payments for her military service, says the discrepancy between military and MPs’ pensions 'disgusts' her.

Jordan Owens, spokesman for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, pictured, said 'the administration, policy development, and maintenance of [Canadian Armed Forces] pension plans is a top priority for the Department of National Defence.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By DEREK ABMA

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 30, 2016 12:00 AM

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