Due to new legislation effective 2006, our soldiers are forced to take the Canadian government to court seeking equal disability benefits compared to other worker compensation programs (see cases below). Although the law firm Miller Thomson has waived their professional fees to represent these soldiers, there will be disbursement costs associated to this action – initally $100,000.00. These costs are not covered by the law firm. The Equitas Society* was formed to find funding for these disbursement costs on behalf of our soldiers who are in this legal battle over proper compensation for their serious injuries. Disbursement costs are, for example, medical reports, functional capacity evalulations, court fees or any law firm office expenses such as photocopying and faxing.
Therefore, we need your support. We need to fully fund the disbursement costs for these disabled soldiers so the legal action doesn’t have to be dropped due to the lack of support from Canadians.
NOTE: Due to the nature of the Equitas Societys work, supporting a legal action, we are not allowed to give a tax deductible receipt. An administrative receipt is available upon request.