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Mar 16, 2020

Families of Fallen Soldiers Will be Compensated Adequately

George Lovell

The families of the deceased B.D.F. soldiers, with the assistance of their attorneys, are in discussion with the Ministry of National Security to secure a compensation package because in most cases, the deceased men were the breadwinners of their families. C.E.O. George Lovell says that the compensation package will be in accordance with the law.

 

(Ret.) Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“There are strict guidelines within our Defence Act, within our regulations that governs the entire public service. The Finance and Audit Act; it is there. Now there can be considerations for ex gratia payments if the government should choose to go that direction. That should not have any kind of relationship to what the Audit and Finance Act and what the soldier or officers are otherwise entitled to. Those are things that can be done. When we had the Danny Conorquie incident, it was an ex gratia payment that was made to him, which was far beyond what he would have been otherwise entitled to under the regulations. So those things can happen. And the uniform service, especially the B.D.F. and the Coast Guard, they look after their own. And I can tell you, without a shadow of doubt, regardless of attorneys being there or whatever the case may be, they will make sure that they can do all that they can to look after the families as long as they can.”


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