Why make soldiers choose between their pensions and their mental health?

September 30, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

For members of Canada’s military, the choice to come forward about mental illness can be agonizing: Anyone deemed “unfit to serve” – due to mental illness, for example, if the Defence Department contends the illness’s roots predate military service – before having completed the minimum 10 years of service loses his or her pension.

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