Harper Government Spent $750,000 In Legal Fees To Fight Veterans Over Military Pensions

Harper Government Spent $750,000 In Legal Fees To Fight Veterans Over Military Pensions

September 23, 2012. 10:45 am • Section: Defence Watch

The Canadian Press has this article:

OTTAWA – The Harper government spent $750,462 in legal fees fighting veterans over the clawback of military pensions, documents tabled in Parliament show.

Federal Liberals have been demanding to see a breakdown of Ottawa’s legal costs in the class-action lawsuit launched by veterans advocate Dennis Manuge, of Halifax.

The response was tabled in Parliament last week, but Justice Minister Rob Nicholson refused to release an itemized count, invoking solicitor-client privilege.

Instead, he released a global amount for the lawsuit, which has been dragging its way through the courts since March 2007.

Liberal veterans critic Sean Casey described the legal bill as an “obscene waste of taxpayers’ money.”

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Feds+spent+over+750000+fiveyear+court+battle+against+vets/7286437/story.html

source: http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/09/23/harper-government-spent-750000-to-fight-veterans-in-court-over-military-pensions/


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