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07/29/2015 - 19:12
Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of improved community infrastructure in the Winnipeg and as part of the Government of Canada's celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
07/29/2015 - 19:02
Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $2.3 million for two projects at the University of Manitoba to support innovation in Western Canada.
07/29/2015 - 18:00
Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Spruce Grove, in support of improved community infrastructure in the City of St. Albert, and as part of the Government of Canada's celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
07/29/2015 - 16:50
Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Spruce Grove, in support of improved community infrastructure for Sturgeon County, and as part of the Government of Canada's celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“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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