OTTAWA, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The deadline for LGBT Purge members to file for compensation is April 25, 2019. If individuals do not file by April 25, they will not be eligible for money and/or individual reconciliation measures.
Three former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were affected by the Canadian Armed Forces policy barring LGBTQ2 people from serving in the military, sued the Federal Government of Canada in 2016. The Government of Canada acknowledged their historic policies and practices led to the discrimination of LGBTQ2 people employed by the federal Public Service, including the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP and a final settlement agreement was approved by the Court in June 2018.
As a result, individuals employed by the federal Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP, may be entitled to:
- A personal letter of apology;
- A Canada Pride Citation award;
- Access to your personal records; and
- A special notation added to their record.
A Canada Pride Citation award and a personal letter of apology may be granted posthumously for individuals.
Claims must be filed by April 25, 2019. Information and documents to file a claim are available at www.LGBTpurgesettlement.com
SOURCE LGBT Purge Fund
For further information: Michelle Douglas, [email protected], 613-219-3861