Military ombudsman urges government to help CF members who lose home equity during forced transfers

by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Canadian Forces ombudsman says the Harper government has an opportunity right now to help military families who’ve suffered huge home equity losses.

Pierre Daigle testified today before a House of Commons committee that’s studying legislation to overhaul the military justice system.

Hundreds of members have been denied reimbursement for losses they’ve taken after selling their homes because of forced transfers.

Daigle says the problem could be solved by giving the country’s top military commander the full power to make one-time payments in grievance cases.

The legislation being studied by the committee has been before Parliament several times over the last six years without bring passed.

Daigle says a previous version of the bill would have solved the home equity problem, but not the latest proposed legislation — something which can be amended.




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Military ombudsman urges government to help CF members who lose home equity during forced transfers

  1. The military wants all the risk to be on the part of the member, saying that it is their risk to assume because they choose to live on the economy. However, there is no base housing to be had or very long waits to get a PMQ thus forcing the member into the economy if they want to live with their family and get them settled. The rules keep changing for the member every year and making each move more expensive. The CF cannot attract quality recruits and then wonders why…because they can read and realize that the CF is not an employer of choice! More and more members are becoming increasingly upset with what is asked of them at the cost of their families quality of life.

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