Alberta veteran part of class-action lawsuit over benefits

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By Mark Harvey, CBC News, 30 October 2012

An Edmonton-area soldier is one of six plaintiffs suing the federal government over changes to veterans’ benefits. (…)

The statement of claim, filed Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court, alleges the government violated the constitutional rights of the soldiers by discriminating against disabled people financially; that by passing the New Veterans Charter it failed in its fiduciary duty to support veterans; and that it broke the constitutional principle of "Honour of the Crown," by failing to keep the social promises Canada made to soldiers it sends into combat. (…) 

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