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Allowance cut worries Canadian Forces members, angers opposition

A controversial new policy is causing anxiety for some members of the Canadian Armed Forces who risk losing monthly allowances they receive for high readiness and high risk duties.

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This is why many Canadian veterans are troubled over the Khadr settlement

When pressed about the issue on the Senate floor Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he understood Canadians’ “concerns” about the $10.5 million payout to Omar Khadr. “In fact,” he added, “I share those concerns about the money; that’s why we settled.” But to the thousands of men and women who have served in Canada’s military, their concerns go far beyond the simple dollar amount.

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