The Canadian Press

2015-03-13 | Reservists Benefits Kenney

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Federal Defence Minister Jason Kenney says it was the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa last October that pushed the government into giving veteran reservists access to the same benefits and support that full-time members of the Canadian Forces receive. Kenney told reporters in Calgary that a special exemption was made for Cirillo's family. (Kenney says it is unfortunate that the government did not recognize the oversight earlier.)

Date: 2015-03-13
Placeline: CALGARY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and under the old rules he would not have his his survivors would not qualify for the same support as if he were full-time reservist remember the regular forces now in that case we made an exception for obvious reasons but we shouldn't have to make an exception that support should have been automatic that should been part of the policy and it will now and forever when people like him make that sacrifice their families will get maximum support >>