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The Hon. Grant  Mitchell, B.A., M.A., C.F.A. Senator Grant Mitchell has had careers in the public service, business and politics in Alberta. He was appointed by former Prime Minister Paul Martin in March, 2005.

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Long-term Disability Benefits—Nortel Employees

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Statement made on 07 December 2010 by Senator Sharon Carstairs (retired)

Hon. Sharon Carstairs:

Honourable senators, I know that the honourable senator has received numerous emails, as have I.

I hope the leader can help me, because I would like to respond to the particular individual who writes:

Dear senators:

Nortel disabled employees like me never had a vote on the settlement and there was no evidence supplied that there was majority support from disabled employees, who were not, in any case, in a position to give informed consent without fear of Nortel cutting off their essential medical benefits within weeks of the first settlement, and hours of the revised settlement. I did not agree to the settlement as Minister Clement —

— and this honourable minister has said —

— implies when he says the lawyers for the parties agreed.

The Nortel disabled employees never voted for on court representative. Nortel disabled employees were not democratically involved in the process to select the court appointed lawyers. . . .

What do I respond to this individual?

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