Tuesday, December 1, 2015   

Canada pays dead soldier’s mother 1 cent
(03-05 10:57)

Canada's Defense Minister Rob Nicholson apologized after the mother of a soldier who committed suicide in 2011 received a 1 cent check for “release pay'' – three years after her son's death.
Nicholson blamed an “insensitive bureaucratic screw up'' for the “absolutely ridiculous'' decision to send the payment to the family of 22-year-old Justin Stark.
Stark took his own life in 2011 after returning to Canada following a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.
“After all this mother has gone through, this is inexcusable,'' opposition lawmaker Wayne Marston told parliament.—AFP
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