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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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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