Friday, November 26, 2010

CANADA: A third of $96M in Agent Orange compensation never paid to veterans, government says

CANADA: A third of $96M in Agent Orange compensation never paid to veterans, government says

Downe said what concerned him is that the money wasn’t returned to Veterans Affairs or used to fund assistance for Canadian veterans and their families as was originally intended when the money was set aside.

At the same time, the government has spent nearly $8 million in legal fees fighting those veterans who have launched lawsuit over the highly restrictive qualifications.


“It would seem that instead if assisting veterans, the unspent $33 million is being used to fight them in court.”

2 comments:

Rumana Akter said...

Help veterans and all those who have served our country so well find jobs today! Please spread the word. Take 2 minutes and click on our page and use the "Suggest to Friends" button on the left to invite all your friends to help veterans find jobs! www.facebook.com/chooseveterans, and www.chooseveterans.com

Anonymous said...

Nice idea, but some of them are too sick to work.

It appears that more has been spent in the US on studies and legal fees than the original $186 million "settlement."