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B.C. Court of Appeal rules compensation for Forces veterans does not violate Charter

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 8:58 AM | By Ian Burns

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has struck down a potential class action by members of the Canadian Forces against the federal government’s current compensation scheme for veterans, but a University of British Columbia law professor is saying the court may have erred in its interpretation of what positive obligations the Charter of Rights and Freedoms places on government.

Donald J. Sorochan, counsel for the plaintiffsThe decision in Scott v. Canada (Attorney General) 2017 BCCA 422, released Dec. 4, stems from an action brought by six...