Canadian government sends dead soldier’s mother one dollar cent

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The one cent Canadian government cheque for a dead soldier's family From The Globe and Mail in Canada:

Dead soldier’s family ‘devastated’ after getting one-cent cheque from Ottawa



Published Tuesday, Mar. 04 2014, 7:18 PM EST

Last updated Wednesday, Mar. 05 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Ottawa tried to settle accounts with a soldier who took his own life two-and-a-half years ago by sending his family a cheque for one cent.

The “release pay” in the amount of a penny arrived last week at the Hamilton, Ont., home of Denise Stark, whose 22-year-old son, Justin Stark, was found dead at his barracks in the city armouries in October, 2011, less than a year after he returned from Afghanistan.

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson railed against the bureaucratic snafu on Tuesday when it was raised in the House of Commons by Wayne Marston, the New Democrat MP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek. …

Mr. Marston said Ms. Stark…

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