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Ottawa announces settlements in two class actions over benefits denied disabled veterans, sick moms

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 1:54 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The federal government is moving to settle two high-profile class actions against Ottawa that were launched separately by disabled veterans upset by pension claw-backs, and by mothers denied EI sickness benefits while on parental leave.

The proposed legal settlements would resolve two politically charged files ahead of the federal election campaign in 2019.

On Sept. 12, Minister of Veteran Affairs Seamus O’Regan announced that the government and representative plaintiff, Ray Toth, have agreed in principle to settle a more than four-year-old Federal Court class action for...