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    Ottawa to pay nearly $1B to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits against Canadian Armed Forces

    Ottawa to pay nearly $1B to settle sexual misconduct lawsuits against Canadian Armed Forces

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

    The Canadian government has agreed to pay nearly a $1 billion to settle class-action lawsuits from Canadian Armed Forces members who allege rampant sexual misconduct in the military.
    "While not admitting liability, the government of Canada has agreed to a settlement," reads a statement

    Of the $900 million set aside, $800 million will cover current and former members of the armed forces and $100 million will go to Department of National Defence employees who experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation on the job.

    Class members will be eligible for compensation between $5,000 and $55,000 depending on what happened to them.
    Members who experienced "exceptional harm" and who were previously denied benefits in respect of that harm could be eligible for up to $155,000.
    "Payment amounts will also depend on how many class members submit claims," said the government in its release.

    The Federal Court still has to hold a hearing on in mid September to decide if the proposed settlement is reasonable and then, if so, certify it.
    Government lawyers had previously sought to stop the class action lawsuit and faced backlash after telling a court the government does not "owe a private law duty of care to individual members within the CAF to provide a safe and harassment-free work environment, or to create policies to prevent sexual harassment or sexual assault."

    Last year Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that language was "of concern" and soon after the federal government moved to settle the lawsuits.

    Gen. Jonathan Vance, the country's top soldier, has made stamping out harassment a priority.

    Operation Honour, one of his signature initiatives, aims to address a longstanding culture of sexual misconduct in the Canadian military.
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    Canadian ForcesMember Billythreefeathers's Avatar
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    Vance needs to be fired,, waited 4 years,, fought them hard,, and OH my gosh there's an election coming,,,

    better dole out some cash and hope they all go away,,,

    NOPE

    Veteran's are still being fought hard in court,,, "They are asking more then we can give"

    we were/are simply asking to be treated fairly,,, does fair cost $900 million...
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    I have heard the Chinese, North Korean and Russian military leadership are very interested and watching very closely how we handle this as they feel they may benefit from our leadership on the matter!

    And remember military members the election is coming so -
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    Why is this a class-action suit? Each incident deserves a trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampdonkey View Post
    Why is this a class-action suit? Each incident deserves a trial.
    After a criminal conviction.
    Remember: the opposite of "Far Right" is Far Wrong.

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    Well, this is going to affect DND's budget one way or another.
    Programs will be pushed out, and serving members will be forced yet again to make do
    There are many choices but if I can play roulette for a moment, I'm betting on:
    Tank Life Extension
    http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-...stems-367.page
    Soldier System 2030
    http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-...stems-332.page
    Next Generation Small Arms
    http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-...stems-385.page

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    So again taxpayers foot the bill.

    Time for offenders to be charged and if found guilty given the boot and have their pension money put toward the settlement.

    No different than the mounties, taxpayers stuck with the bill and the perpetrators walk away laughing.

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    You'd think there was an election coming up...
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons; For you are crunchy. And good with Mustard!

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