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Surviving Families of Deceased Soldiers

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Statement made on 08 December 2010 by Senator Lucie Pépin (retired)

Hon. Lucie Pépin:

Honourable senators, Canadian Forces ombudsman Pierre Daigle says that he is frustrated with the manner in which the Canadian Forces treat the families of fallen soldiers. Since 2005, he has been deploring the fact that grieving families do not receive enough support and information.

The Department of National Defence has been informed of this several times, but the problem has yet to be resolved. Could the leader tell us why the families of fallen soldiers have to wait for years to find out more about the death of their loved ones? Do they really have to fight to get this information?

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