The Canadian Press

2000-02-01 | Merchant-Marine

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The federal government announced it would be compensating Canada's merchant mariners. Veterans Affairs Minister George Baker made the announcement Feb. 1 in Ottawa. An estimated 7,300 veterans and spouses were expected to be eligible for tax-free payments of up to $24,000.

Date: 2000-02-01
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 29 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have the approval of the cabinet we got that, an hour ago we now have the approval of the veterans, announced a fifty million dollar tax free package for Canada's merchant navy veterans and surviving spouses Canada will become the first country in the world that I know all they will lead the way in in the recognition of the merchant navy veterans >>

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