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07/03/2015 - 15:00
Major General (Retired) Mike Ward, Associate Director General of Morale and Welfare Services issued the following statement:
07/03/2015 - 13:50
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Thomas Nevakshonoff, Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship and MLA of Interlake; and Harold Foster, Reeve of Bifrost-Riverton.
07/03/2015 - 13:30
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure funding announcement. Participating government representatives include Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health for BC and MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson; the Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for BC and MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson; Peter Milobar, Mayor of Kamloops, and Mel Rothenburger, Director of Electoral Area "P" (Rivers and the Peaks) for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
07/03/2015 - 13:20
Representatives of the media are invited to a news conference during which Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière–Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, concerning four projects that will benefit communities in the Outaouais region.

“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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