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10/22/2014 - 19:31
The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:
10/22/2014 - 19:20
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:
10/22/2014 - 19:16
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks: "My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.
10/22/2014 - 15:00
Every October, our great country recognizes BDC Small Business Week ¿ as a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and the contributions their small- and medium-sized businesses make to the economy.

“Good news for our injured veterans”

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, said he was pleased the Conservative Government will not appeal the Federal Court's ruling against the practice of clawing back long-term disability benefits from injured veterans.

"The Government has taken the time to carefully review the Federal Court decision," said Strahl. "I'm glad the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Veterans Affairs have determined that the decision should not be appealed."

On May 1st, 2012, the Federal Court ruled that the longstanding practice of offsetting Pension Act disability benefits from the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP) Long Term Disability (LTD) income was in breach of the SISIP LTD Insurance Policy.

SISIP Long Term Disability is a premium based insurance program that provides financial benefits and vocational rehabilitation to medically releasing Canadian Forces members or members who take a voluntary release but qualify as being totally disabled.

The Government also announced it would harmonize disability benefits at Veterans Affairs to reflect the planned changes to Service Income Security Insurance Plan. With these changes, Veterans Affairs' disability pension will no longer be deducted from the Earnings Loss Benefit, as will be the case with the War Veterans Allowance and the Canadian Forces Income Support Benefit.

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