But Hudson, like many others, wasn't eligible for compensation because he died before Feb. 6, 2006 — the day the Harper government took office.
"That's a political date," she said. "No one needs to be told when to die. Our husbands, brothers, died before the magic date."
Hudson was angered when she recently learned the compensation program had ended on Oct. 1 — even though the money, in the millions, had not run out.