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B.C. Supreme Court to hear feds’ appeal on New Veterans Charter suit in October

Lawyer for veterans says they’ll drop the suit if feds fix compensation and access to benefits.


Jim Scott, right, speaks with NDP MP John Rafferty on Dec. 10 at the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Mr. Scott’s son Dan is named as a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging the constititutionality of the New Veterans Charter. The organizers of the suit say they’re willing to drop their suit if the government fixes problems with how Canada’s veterans are compensated and treated by Veterans Affairs.

The organizers of a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the New Veterans Charter are gearing up for a fight when the British Columbia Supreme Court hears an appeal by the federal government in October, but they’re willing to drop their suit if the government takes action to fix problems with how Canada’s veterans are compensated and treated by Veterans Affairs.

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B.C. Supreme Court to hear feds’ appeal on New Veterans Charter suit in October

Lawyer for veterans says they’ll drop the suit if feds fix compensation and access to benefits.


Jim Scott, right, speaks with NDP MP John Rafferty on Dec. 10 at the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Mr. Scott’s son Dan is named as a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging the constititutionality of the New Veterans Charter. The organizers of the suit say they’re willing to drop their suit if the government fixes problems with how Canada’s veterans are compensated and treated by Veterans Affairs.

The organizers of a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the New Veterans Charter are gearing up for a fight when the British Columbia Supreme Court hears an appeal by the federal government in October, but they’re willing to drop their suit if the government takes action to fix problems with how Canada’s veterans are compensated and treated by Veterans Affairs.

  

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Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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