February 17, 2013
Layoffs and Payoffs
'See you in
court' a costly mentality for taxpayers
Submitted by Joe Beauchene, MMM CD, Ret. MWO,
Wednesday, February 13th 2013, Minister Of National Defence Peter
MacKay, made a statement concerning the legal fees for the SISIP
Long Term disability class action suit.
The Veterans won this case
some months ago at the Federal Court Of Appeals.
Yet, the long drawn out
battle continues into its 7th year because of final legal arguments,
such as legal fee responsibilities by Government.
Now that Government have lost this class action law suit, they are
now suddenly crying foul that the legal fees are excessive. They are
over the top because Government created this situation with its
continual and shameful "see you in court" attitude. For years,
government lawyers have fought, delayed and dragged out this case,
every single step of the way. Instead of standing up for veterans,
the Government has stood down.
If Mr. MacKay has complaints about excessiveness, maybe he should
have mentioned the lavish wages, and the over the top expense
accounts these so called honourable senators enjoy. The majority of
these senators cannot hold a candle to a veteran with regards to
serving their country, yet they are provided with lavish expense
accounts and are treated like royalty. The kicker is, these senators
do absolutely nothing for the betterment of our democracy. The
government appears to have no problem supporting this red herring
chamber annual operating budget of approximately $900 million
dollars a year. Yet at the same time, the they do everything
possible to swindle our veterans out what they are absolutely and
legally entitled to.
Canadians were told, budget restraint was paramount for Canada's
economic survival. This action has resulted in thousands of people
suddenly losing their jobs and has virtually left every government
department operationally challenged. It appears hardship is expected
by all, except for the sacred MP pension plan and the Senate's
excessive operating budget. It is obvious that budgetary restraint
simply does not apply to Parliament or the Upper Chamber.
Its time to lay off the Senate and pay off the Veteran.
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