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01/27/2015 - 15:50
OTTAWA - General Tom Lawson, the Chief of Defence Staff, visited the officers and crew of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Fredericton deployed on Operation REASSURANCE and troops deployed on Operation IMPACT, from January 24 to 27.
01/27/2015 - 15:14
QUÉBEC - Today at Valcartier Garrison, Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army (CCA), presented Master Corporal (Retired) Stéphanie Raymond with her Master Corporal appointment. MCpl (Ret'd) Raymond was also presented with her Canadian Forces Decoration and Certificate of Service.
01/27/2015 - 13:54
"Canada is outraged at today's terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, which left several people killed and others injured."
01/27/2015 - 13:45
I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of my great friend, philanthropist and health community activist, Joseph Rotman.

“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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