Lead Plaintiff Dennis Manuge takes message to Ottawa
HALIFAX, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Disabled Veterans and other Canadians are
sending a clear message to the Government of Canada—don't appeal the
Federal Court of Canada's decision that the SISIP clawback is unlawful.
On May 1, 2012, after over five years of legal struggle, the Federal
Court of Canada ruled that the Government of Canada is illegally
clawing back disability benefits from Canada's disabled Veterans. The
Government of Canada has until Thursday, May 31st, 2012 to appeal the
"The Government of Canada has been illegally taking advantage of
Canada's disabled veterans for far too long," said Dennis Manuge,
disabled Veteran and lead plaintiff for the SISIP Class Action. "It's
time for the Government of Canada to do the right thing: don't appeal
the Federal Court's decision and start treating Canada's veterans with
the honour and dignity they deserve."
Canadians have sent more than 2,000 letters, emails and tweets to the
Government of Canada and Members of Parliament, telling them to end the
SISIP Clawback and to not appeal the Federal Court of Canada's
Manuge will be in Ottawa tomorrow, Thursday, May 17, 2012, to ensure the
Government of Canada will listen to Canadians and accept the Federal
Court of Canada's decision. Following Question Period, at 3:30 pm EST,
Manuge will join several Members of Parliament in the lobby of the
House of Commons to address media.
"For years we served on the battlefield for Canada and our fellow
Canadians," said Manuge. "Canadian's are now returning the favour and
taking action at www.leavenovetbehind.ca to stand up for disabled Veterans. It's now time for the Government of
Canada to do the same."
About the SISIP Class Action
The Class Action was initiated in March of 2007 on behalf Dennis Manuge
and all other disabled veterans whose SISIP Long Term Disability
Benefits are reduced by the amount of the monthly VAC (Veterans Affairs
Canada) Disability Pension they receive under the Pension Act. The
Class has more than 4,500 members. For more information on the class
action, please visit www.leavenovetbehind.ca or www.mcinnescooper.com.
SOURCE McInnes Cooper
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