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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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Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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