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EQUITAS

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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

February 6, 2018 – Huffington Post – Trudeau’s Lack Of Empathy For Veterans Puts Us All At Risk

Read more here…..

January 31, 2018 – Peace Arch News – Veterans take pension appeal to Canada’s top court. White Rock-based Equitas Society says soldiers injured in Afghanistan ‘deserve better’

Read more here…..

January 31, 2018 – CTVNews: Watch Mark Campbell and Aaron Bedard give an impassioned statement at today’s announcement in the Parliament building in Ottawa.

Watch the media conference here……..

January 31, 2018 – Mark Campbell – “You don’t put your life on the line without some sort of reciprocal agreement that you’re going to be looked after should things go sideways,” said Mr. Campbell. “To find out, as we did though the B.C. Court of Appeal, that there is no basis law for any sort of a social covenant or any sort of special arrangement between the government of Canada and those who serve was quite shocking.”

Read more here……

January 31 2018 – Don Sorochan and Brian McKenna on the Jon McComb show talking about today’s announcement to seek leave to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Listen to their interview here…..

January 31 2018 – Mark Campbell, a retired major, and former combat engineer Aaron Bedard, both part of the Equitas lawsuit, hold a news conference in Ottawa today to release details of the legal appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Read about it here………

Listen to Mark Campbell on the Roy Green Show talking about the recent announcement of the so called “Pension For Life” by the Minister of Veterans Affairs. In a statement made on the show by Prime Minister Trudeau he says “Some (veterans) are going to want more than the fiscal frame can bare”. Mark Campbell’s response is “ I have trouble wrapping my head around how we don’t have enough money in the kitty to pay for disabled veterans but we have enough money to engage in a war”.

Listen here……

Mark Campbell on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 speaks about the shortcomings of the Pension For Life announcement. “88% of disabled veterans being left out in the cold with this new plan”.

Listen here…….

Mark Campbell states on CTV News that the 88% of disabled veterans that aren’t severely disabled but still carry the scars and pain with them are being left out in the cold.

Watch here…….

Brian McKenna on Global News says that today’s announcement doesn’t change the anxiety caused by the complexity of navigating Veterans Affairs.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard states on CTV News Channel today that the Pension For Life announcement is vague and raises more questions than answers.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard, lead plaintiff in the Equitas lawsuit and an Afghanistan war veteran, discusses the government’s changes to benefits for injured veterans. “There’s chaos in the veteran community today” said Bedard.

Watch here……..

January 31 2018 – Mark Campbell, a retired major, and former combat engineer Aaron Bedard, both part of the Equitas lawsuit, hold a news conference in Ottawa today to release details of the legal appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Read about it here………

Listen to Mark Campbell on the Roy Green Show talking about the recent announcement of the so called “Pension For Life” by the Minister of Veterans Affairs. In a statement made on the show by Prime Minister Trudeau he says “Some (veterans) are going to want more than the fiscal frame can bare”. Mark Campbell’s response is “ I have trouble wrapping my head around how we don’t have enough money in the kitty to pay for disabled veterans but we have enough money to engage in a war”.

Listen here……

Mark Campbell on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 speaks about the shortcomings of the Pension For Life announcement. “88% of disabled veterans being left out in the cold with this new plan”.

Listen here…….

Mark Campbell states on CTV News that the 88% of disabled veterans that aren’t severely disabled but still carry the scars and pain with them are being left out in the cold.

Watch here…….

Brian McKenna on Global News says that today’s announcement doesn’t change the anxiety caused by the complexity of navigating Veterans Affairs.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard states on CTV News Channel today that the Pension For Life announcement is vague and raises more questions than answers.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard, lead plaintiff in the Equitas lawsuit and an Afghanistan war veteran, discusses the government’s changes to benefits for injured veterans. “There’s chaos in the veteran community today” said Bedard.

Watch here……..

January 31 2018 – Mark Campbell, a retired major, and former combat engineer Aaron Bedard, both part of the Equitas lawsuit, hold a news conference in Ottawa today to release details of the legal appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Read about it here………

Listen to Mark Campbell on the Roy Green Show talking about the recent announcement of the so called “Pension For Life” by the Minister of Veterans Affairs. In a statement made on the show by Prime Minister Trudeau he says “Some (veterans) are going to want more than the fiscal frame can bare”. Mark Campbell’s response is “ I have trouble wrapping my head around how we don’t have enough money in the kitty to pay for disabled veterans but we have enough money to engage in a war”.

Listen here……

Mark Campbell on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 speaks about the shortcomings of the Pension For Life announcement. “88% of disabled veterans being left out in the cold with this new plan”.

Listen here…….

Mark Campbell states on CTV News that the 88% of disabled veterans that aren’t severely disabled but still carry the scars and pain with them are being left out in the cold.

Watch here…….

Brian McKenna on Global News says that today’s announcement doesn’t change the anxiety caused by the complexity of navigating Veterans Affairs.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard states on CTV News Channel today that the Pension For Life announcement is vague and raises more questions than answers.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard, lead plaintiff in the Equitas lawsuit and an Afghanistan war veteran, discusses the government’s changes to benefits for injured veterans. “There’s chaos in the veteran community today” said Bedard.

Watch here……..

Brian McKenna on Global News says that today’s announcement doesn’t change the anxiety caused by the complexity of navigating Veterans Affairs.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard states on CTV News Channel today that the Pension For Life announcement is vague and raises more questions than answers.

Watch here…….

Aaron Bedard, lead plaintiff in the Equitas lawsuit and an Afghanistan war veteran, discusses the government’s changes to benefits for injured veterans. “There’s chaos in the veteran community today” said Bedard.

Watch here…….

Don Sorochan Lead Council for the Equitas class action lawsuit speaks out on CTV Power Play about how today’s Pension For Life announcement doesn’t fulfill Prime Minister Trudeau’s election promise.

Watch here……..

Minister of Veterns Affairs Seamus O’regan making his case on CTV Power Play for his Pension For Life announcement.

Watch 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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