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ARMED FORCES - Personnel - Conditions of service - Compensation and benefits

Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 8:30 AM  

Appeal by Canada from the decision in its largely unsuccessful application to strike claims by six members and former members of the Canadian Forces who suffered injuries in the line of their military duties. The plaintiffs alleged that Canada acted unconstitutionally in creating an inadequate system of compensation for them and other members of the Canadian Forces. The New Veterans Charter provided for lump sum earnings loss benefits for members and veterans suffering from disabilities relating to their service, as well as other benefits. The essence...