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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).

 

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SYSTEMIC DELAY OF MILITARY ENTITLEMENTS ABOUT TO ENTER 5th YEAR!

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What does a family need to do in order to get a fair shake with this government? Soldiers are not second class citizens.

 

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Please take a minute to read the attached and tweet to the President of the Treasury Board for his attention (I’ve been blocked for some reason).  Lets not waste any more taxpayer’s money fighting our own forces:  @TonyclementCPC

 

FOR WIDEST DISTRIBUTION – Class Action announced for HOME EQUITY ASSISTANCE

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FOR WIDEST DISTRIBUTION – Class Action announced for HOME EQUITY ASSISTANCE.

For the love of God, please help us!

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This has been a bad week. I thought I could keep it together until the end, but I can’t. The Judicial Review will go ahead but there has been a significant cost for this CF Family. Let me explain.I took some time at lunch today to go to the cenotaph, being just short of D-day.  I noticed on the back there is an inscription which reads:“In the city archives are treasured the names of thirteen hundred and sixty men and women whose sacrifice is perpetuated by this memorial”. So, I wandered across the grand parade to city hall. I asked if I could view these treasured names. “Sorry sir, we cannot locate them, but if you leave your name and contact information…”I just wanted to know what I was fighting for. I guess I found my answer.The whole Home Equity Assistance fight was about getting what we were entitled to under the law, about accountability, doing what is right and looking out for our families and our troops. This isn’t a handout, it is holding the government accountable for their promise to reimburse equity loss. It takes a good deal for a family of 7 to recoup, $73,000.  Actually, it cannot be done, I am a witness to that.3 and a half years have passed. Nothing. No movement, no help and only the smallest of interest from my fellow Canadians (which is greatly appreciated). While the help was not enough, I spent the rest of my lunch contemplating my next move. I knew what it was, I had them on the other side of the counter before, but I had never gone through with it.I took my two most prized possessions – my wedding band and my Medals. Sold them both.I have said good bye to my wife as we cannot remain together while this is going on. The fighting and stress used to be unbearable, until this weekend when I realized that I was the problem. I have spent so much on trying to resolve this, that I have neglected my family.  I can’t begin to explain the pressure, fortunately, God did not give me the strength to commit suicide.So this is my plea. I have done everything that has been asked of me by my country, and it has cost me my family, my mind, our children’s future…everything which I went to war for.I do thank those who tried to help, but even the powerful have bosses. I ask, most humbly for forgiveness to those I hurt; my family, my friends, my peers. As for me, there is nothing left. I am a shell of a man who has fought a good fight, but until this week did not know defeat. I did the right thing, I stayed within the lines, it cost me everything.

 

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From: dnd_mdn@forces.gc.ca [mailto:dnd_mdn@forces.gc.ca]Sent: December-05-12 11:55 AM

To: Chisholm, Robert – Riding 1ASubject: RE: Marcus Brauer and the Home Equity Assistance Program

Dear Mr. Chisholm:Thank you for your correspondence of September 13, 2012, on behalf of Major Marcus Brauer, concerning the Home Equity Assistance (HEA) benefit and the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) review of Bon Accord market for the period between 2007 and 2010.On June 22, 2012, an email communication between the Director Compensation and Benefits Administration (DCBA) and TBS staff confirmed that decisions on HEA reviews could soon be expected. The TBS decision letter on the market assessment for Bon Accord, a protected letter addressed to DCBA dated July 17, 2012, was received by DCBA on July 23, 2012. On July 30, 2012, DCBA informed Major Brauer of the TBS decision via email and included a copy of the TBS protected letter dated July 17, 2012. The TBS decision stated that Bon Accord, Alberta (which is included within the Greater Edmonton Area) was not deemed to be a depressed market for the period of 2007 to 2010, and, therefore, Major Brauer’s request for 100 percent reimbursement of the loss on the sale of his residence in Bon Accord was denied.I am confident that throughout this process the Department of National Defence ensured Treasury Board approved policies and procedures were respected at all times. With respect to your request that I engage Minister Tony Clement to ensure fair and equitable treatment for Major Brauer and other members in similar situations, I can assure you that DCBA has liaised with TBS staff ensuring each and every file has been dealt with using the utmost professionalism, empathy, and due diligenceAll our members have received and continue to receive fair and equitable treatment.I trust this information is helpful, and thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,

Peter MacKayMinister of National Defence

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Military Families Forced into Bankruptcy (denied relocation entitlements)

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146 of 146 military families were systemically denied their entitlements by the Crown. The research is done, the application for Federal Court is drafted but the one person moving this forward is already financially destroyed. Because the affected members are financially devastated, there is no opportunity to get this to Federal Court (the next and final stage in the resolution of the issue). This is also a clear demonstration, that CF members grieving a TBS controlled policy, cannot get justice as they are financially limited.I have a few options remaining, and will be taking it to Federal Court regardless, but it would be best if I did not have to disadvantage my family any further (financially).Updates are regularly posted to https://healoss.wordpress.com/ which has quite a following and has all media releases, press coverage and a good taste of evidence, but without any assistance it is pretty difficult to get any traction.I am not very good at fundraising, but I aim to raise about $20,000 in order to get the appropriate legal team on board. Without it, I’m afraid that by taking this case forward as a test case on my own, will not do justice to the affected families. It would be a shame to lose on a technicality. Especially since the issue is so well supported by the CF Ombudsman, CDS, CFGBA, my Member of Parliament and Canadian society.I hope to have a fundraising webpage up shortly, but need some help. Any one that is willing to help out, please share this info and help out with fundraising.Thank you.

http://www.gofundme.com/Home-Equity-Assistance

Military Families Forced into Bankruptcy (denied relocation entitlements)

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146 of 146 military families were systemically denied their entitlements by the Crown. The research is done, the application for Federal Court is drafted but the one person moving this forward is already financially destroyed. Because the affected members are financially devastated, there is no opportunity to get this to Federal Court (the next and final stage in the resolution of the issue). This is also a clear demonstration, that CF members grieving a TBS controlled policy, cannot get justice as they are financially limited.I have a few options remaining, and will be taking it to Federal Court regardless, but it would be best if I did not have to disadvantage my family any further (financially).

Updates are regularly posted to https://healoss.wordpress.com/ which has quite a following and has all media releases, press coverage and a good taste of evidence, but without any assistance it is pretty difficult to get any traction.I am not very good at fundraising, but I aim to raise about $20,000 in order to get the appropriate legal team on board. Without it, I’m afraid that by taking this case forward as a test case on my own, will not do justice to the affected families. It would be a shame to lose on a technicality. Especially since the issue is so well supported by the CF Ombudsman, CDS, CFGBA, my Member of Parliament and Canadian society.I hope to have a fundraising webpage up shortly, but need some help. Any one that is willing to help out, please share this info and help out with fundraising.Thank youMarcus Brauer

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April 13, 2013 at 20:24

REPORT ON THE HOME EQUITY ASSISTANCE ENTITLEMENT FOR RELOCATING MEMBERS

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For over three years, members have been quietly and patiently going through the bureaucracy hoping that the obvious errors would be corrected by leaders, politicians and staffers. Unfortunately, the only thing that has changed are the people making those bad decisions.

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Written by Major Marcus Brauer

April 2, 2013 at 18:24

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