HALIFAX, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian veteran and lead plaintiff Dennis Manuge will address media in Halifax today regarding the SISIP Long Term Disability Class Action and the Government of Canada's pending appeal decision announced today.
Today in Ottawa, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veteran's Affairs, will discuss the long term disability benefits for Canadian Forces members and veterans, and we anticipate will announce the Government of Canada's decision on appealing or not appealing the Federal Court of Canada decision.
|| Dennis Manuge, Canadian Veteran and lead plaintiff
Peter Driscoll, Lead Counsel, McInnes Cooper
Daniel Wallace, Co-Counsel, McInnes Cooper
Ward Branch, Co-Counsel, Branch MacMaster
|| Tuesday, May 29, 2012
2:30 pm AST (1:30 pm EST)
|| McInnes Cooper
Purdy's Wharf Tower II
1300-1969 Upper Water St.
Media may listen to the news conference by telephone at, 1-855-773-6155 (for North America only), participant code, 5619761.
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. On May 1st, 2012, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that the Government of Canada acted illegally in making deductions from veterans' long term disability benefits. For more information visit www.leavenovetbehind.ca or www.mcinnescooper.com.
For further information:
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