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Saturday, December 16, 2006 

Government Agrees To Reimburse Wounded Soldiers For Lost Danger Pay

Canadian soldiers wounded in combat will no longer suffer the insult and financial injury of having their danger pay prematurely cut off.

The Conservative government announced Friday it will reimburse the operational allowances soldiers lose when they're forced prematurely out of combat zones by injury or illness.

In an interview Friday, Defense Minister O'Connor defended the two months it has taken to create the new allowance for loss of operational allowance, saying it was quick work for the federal bureaucracy. "It's retroactive, so nobody lost," O'Connor said. "We're making sure we're looking after our soldiers."

Back in October, Buckdog ran a story entitled, 'Conservatives Support Troops by Stripping Danger Pay From the Seriously Wounded.' It took two months for the Tories to fix this little slight of hand, but - it is fixed now!


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