Federal government to pay compensation to cadets injured in 1974 grenade accident


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Federal government to pay compensation to cadets injured in 1974 grenade accident - Politics - CBC News

Just a bunch of kids, the Canadian authorities as usual care little about these minor details as long as the security apparatus is protected. This wasn’t a top secret unit or full fledged covert elite squad, these were kids. Not much has changed in Canada 42 years later when it comes to accountability, at least this government is on the right track in regards to the rights of citizens:

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Cadets ordered to keep incident secret**The armed forces ordered the children not to talk about what happened, which Juneau Katsuya says exacerbated the post traumatic stress disorder many of the cadets experienced.
It was only in 2013 that a former cadet complained to Canada’s military ombudsman Gary Walbourne.
Last summer Walbourne issued a report describing how many of the former cadets continue to suffer from psychological and physical injuries and that "the cadets did not receive assistance on par with what was offered to the military members who were also impacted by the incident."
Walbourne recommended the Department of National Defence fund the former cadets’ health care and award financial compensation.