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Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

EQUITAS

SOCIETY

JUSTICE - FAIRNESS - EQUITY

Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

EQUITAS

SOCIETY

JUSTICE - FAIRNESS - EQUITY

Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

EQUITAS

SOCIETY

JUSTICE - FAIRNESS - EQUITY

Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

EQUITAS

SOCIETY

JUSTICE - FAIRNESS - EQUITY

Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

EQUITAS

SOCIETY

JUSTICE - FAIRNESS - EQUITY

Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

EQUITAS

SOCIETY

JUSTICE - FAIRNESS - EQUITY

Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

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Breaking News

Marc Burchell President of Equitas Society and Don Sorochan Lead Legal Council on the Roy Green Show speaking about Canada’s Social Covenant with veterans, veteran suicides and what’s next in light of the Appeals Court decision last week.

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An exceptional interview and commentary about the Appeals Court decision of December 4 2017 by Major Mark Campbell (ret’d) on the Ryan Jespersen Show on 630 CHED.

Listen to this extraordinary interview here……..

Marc Burchell, President of Equitas Society speaking on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 about Monday’s court decision. “If parliamentarians truly believe, as they claim they do, that there is a Social Covenant between veterans and the people of Canada then it is time they demonstrate their sincerity by passing legislation that places it into law.”

Listen here……..

Equitas Society is by no means discouraged by yesterday’s court decision. We are more determined than ever to fight the fight for justice for disabled veterans and we will win because it is morally right. We will work tirelessly to unite the collective voices of the entire veteran community and appeal to the conscience of every Canadian citizen to hold politicians to their promises. Parliamentarians from every party have agreed with us that this is a non-partisan issue and that Canada does indeed have a “Sacred Obligation”, a “Social Covenant” with the men and women who serve in Canada’s military. The court has made it clear that if politicians truly believe it then they should demonstrate this sentiment by legislating it into law and, one way or another, we will help them get there. – Marc Burchell, President Equitas Society

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EQUITAS News Release

BC Court of Appeal Decision- to be delivered Monday December 4TH  

 November 30, 2017 – Today – the BC Court of Appeal has advised that the decision will be handed down on Monday December 4, 2017 and will be available on the Court’s website at 10am.

The website is:   http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/court_of_appeal/recent_Judgments.aspx

Plaintiff response will be available at a media conference on Monday December 4th

Time:  1pm

Place:  Miller Thomson Law Office

Suite 400, 725 Granville Street

Vancouver

Meeting of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs November 30, 2017

Listen to audio here

Major Mark Campbell (ret’d) speaking on the Roy Green show, November 11 2017

Listen to it here

Mark Campbell and Aaron Bedard Speak to The Globe and Mail November 11 2017

Read their interview here

Vet Affairs Still Acts Like It Doesn’t Owe Canadian Soldiers A Thing – Huffington Post Nov. 10 2017

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National Post John Ivison: Liberals to buy peace by fulfilling promise to re-instate life-long pensions for veterans, November 10 2017

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Mark Campbell and Scott Casey speak on Power and Politics. They speak with amazing conviction on behalf of all of Canada’s veterans November 9 2017

See video here

“Frustrated vets demand better” Mark Campbell and Scott Casey on CBC News November 9 2017

See video here

CPAC News Conference – Veterans Groups on Benefits and Pensions November 9 2017

See video here

Surrey MP says pension news for veterans expected ‘by end of the year

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Listen to Jim Scott on the Jerry Agar radio show here

The Class Action Law Suit Legal Action

On October 30, 2012 Miller Thomson, working pro bono, filed an application in the BC Supreme Court to certify a Class Action Law Suit for disabled soldiers who have received low settlements under the New Veterans Charter. Equitas signed an agreement with Miller Thomson requiring Equitas to provide all the legal action disbursement costs (eg: doctor’s medical report fees, court fees, etc) -estimated initially at $100,000.00. Equitas believes in disabled soldiers getting fairly compensated for their service. With your help we can restore the Canadian Government’s commitment to its veterans to one that dignifies their sacrifice.

Case For Life-long Disability Pensions - The Standing Committee on Finance


CTV National News - 18 May, 2016 - Liberals Break Promise to Veterans


Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Promises to Reinstate Lifelong Pensions


The Six Representative Plaintiffs

The class action brought by representative plaintiffs on behalf of thousands of individuals having common interests.

Dan Scott, Gavin Flett, Brad Quast, Mark Campbell, Kevin Berry and Aaron Bedard

Dan Scott, Gavin Flett, Brad Quast, Mark Campbell, Kevin Berry and Aaron Bedard

Dan Scott- 26 years old reservist with the rank of Bombadier
Gavin Flett - 37 years old reservist with the rank of Master Corporal
Brad Quast - 23 years old reservist with the rank of Corporal
Mark Campbell - 47 years old Regular Force Infantry Soldier with the rank of Major
Kevin Berry - 29 years old light machine gunner
Aaron Bedard - 39 years old combat engineer in the position of recon driver

Led by a team of legal experts

Any soldier who wants to communicate directly with Miller Thomson LLP about the legal action, may do so by emailing them at: veterans@millerthomson.com

Military Veterans Bill of Rights

  • 1. Be treated with respect, dignity, fairness and courtesy.

    We will listen carefully to what you have to say and be fair and polite.

  • 2. Take part in discussions that involve you and your family.

    We will talk with you to learn about your needs. Your family and your community are important to you and your well-being. We will keep this in mind when making decisions that involve you.

  • 3. Have someone with you for support when you deal with Veterans Affairs.

    You can choose to have a family member, friend or other trusted person with you for support when you visit our offices or when we visit you.

  • 4. Receive clear, easy-to-understand information about our programs and services, in English or French, as set out in the Official Languages Act.

    We will give you information that is clear, easy to understand and in the language of your choice, whenever we write to you, talk to you, or visit with you.

  • 5. Have your privacy protected as set out in the Privacy Act.

    Information we have about you will be kept private as set out by applicable law, including the Privacy Act.

  • 6. Receive benefits and services as set out in our published service standards and to know your appeal rights.

    We have put our service standards in writing. We will provide services and benefits to you in the time set out by these standards. We will inform you of your appeal options and how to get help with an appeal, at the same time that we give you our decision about a service or benefit.

  • 7. Receive counselling and assistance in filling out applications.

    We commit to assisting you complete your applications so that claims will be appropriately processed without unreasonable delay. We will also provide this service at any time throughout the application process.

  • 8. Preference in public service employment.

    We commit to assisting you gain priority hiring for employment in the federal public service and also commit to supporting you in sustaining that employment.

  • 9. Receive all entitlements, benefits and services you qualify for without need of additional applications.

    Veterans Affairs has the responsibility to ensure you receive everything you qualify for.

  • 10. Right to Government funded representation.

    You will be provided with free legal representation to assist you with your claims throughout all aspects of the application process including representation in the courts.

Military Covenant

A SOCIAL COVENANT BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND

THOSE WHO SERVE IN THE ARMED FORCES OF CANADA (THE “CANADIAN MILITARY COVENANT”)

 The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised to defend Canada and protect its people, free institutions and interests in a manner that best serves the nation’s parliamentary democracy. The service men and women who make up the Canadian Forces, while serving, must forego basic Human Rights enjoyed by other Canadians.

To continue reading the proposed covenant click here

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