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“Some people simply make incorrect decisions at inopportune times”

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Briefing note to the Minister of National Defence. This is a must read. Click here: BN on HEA

aps-paa-2008-eng“The number of grievances may seem insignificant, but three factors combine to make HEA worthy of examination and comment. The first is the severity of the losses suffered by the grievors; the second is the inability of the CF to provide relief; and the third is the prospect of further similar grievances due to the current trends in the real estate market”(CFGBA 2011).



When minions speak –

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For 5 years, Treasury Board Secretariat has relied on the fallacy that military members do not speak out. That was a bad call.


Canadian Armed Forces are trained to do the right thing, never pass a fault, and to stand up for those who cannot. That is what a five year battle has become for countless military families.

Personally, the fight has cost me all, and there are no assurances that I will be successful, however I have had an impact. No more to troops have to suffer, applications are now being forwarded to TBS (without the need for a grievance), the word is out that this branch of our own government cannot count on the silence of the troops and Treasury Board Secretariat has been exposed of having a blanket policy denying 100% of the applications which were supposed to help military families when relocating from depressed markets.

In January, I take the Crown to federal court again. The last appearance, we won. Hands down, caught the TBS cheating and yet, they did not pay. Now, we have a new hired gun. Take a moment and look at our side of the story in our Argument, and share your opinion. Should any “public servant”, employee, military member have to fight this hard for their entitlements, or to protect their family?  Should any one have to re-fight in court to have it settled?

On January 19th, follow me once more down the rabbit hole and stare into the faces of our Government who decry…

“we do not owe our soldiers a duty of care”

in an attempt of getting out of following their own reimbursement policy.

As this SECOND judicial review is expected to cost $20,000 out of pocket, we are requesting donations at http://www.gofundme.com/2j18gw

Sign up at www.healoss.wordpress.com for updates.

Accountability starts at the top.

ATIP # a201200942 now available online

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Home Equity Assistance ATIP response is now online at https://healoss.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/a201200942.pdf for your reading pleasure. It is very interesting to have a look behind the curtain to see how our administration is (mis)managed.

Highlights include:

recommendation to apply a “Blanket policy” by DND; and

Briefing note to the Chief of Defence Staff minimizing the HEA issue by stating it only affects 1% of the troops.

Now that’s looking after the troops!

Briefing Note to Chief of Defence Staff-Home Equity Assistance

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CDS BN – Link

Access to Information has provided yet another insight into how the Home Equity Assistance has bee kept away from the troops.  The CDS directed DCBA to do a briefing note on the issue, and as attached, the briefing note does not look into the 100% HEA from core, which as been systematically denied, it only refers to the minimal 1% of individuals who were affected.  Thanks to the staffers in DCBA/DGCB who had a hand in this…specifically:

Capt V Caldwell (Author)

LCol L. Jones (Now works at TBS) (DCBA)

Major P. Fraser (DGCB)

LCol J Larouche (DCBA)

Cdr E. Kahler (DGCB) and

Capt(N) Bisson (CMP) Signatory

Written by Major Marcus Brauer

November 13, 2015 at 15:02

TBS formula misused on all Home Equity Assistance Cases

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ATIP shows that all of the 2009-2012 Home Equity Assistance applications for military families were assessed incorrectly. Every application shows the decrease in individual home loss was used in stead of the community real estate decline. Resulting in hundreds of military families not being able to access their entitled relocation benefits, some over $100,000!  https://healoss.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/a201200958_2013-12-19_14-06-14.pdf 

Written by Major Marcus Brauer

September 23, 2015 at 17:56

Continued denial of entitlements by Treasury Board Secretariat

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We are having another go at the Federal Government who continues to deny Home Equity Assistance to the majority of those entitled.

We are filing in Federal Court again tomorrow (14 Sept 2015), in a follow on court case from our last victory.  The current status is that we won in Federal Court, TBS was ordered to review the file and they screwed it up, maipulated the data and caused further delay.

That being said, I wanted to provide an update to the several hundred affected CAF members and thousands of supporters.

Wish us luck!

Marcus Brauer


Written by Major Marcus Brauer

September 13, 2015 at 17:56

Military Families remain in limbo over relocation entitlements (5 years and counting)

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