Ottawa will pay dozens of rejected Agent Orange claims

CBC News

The federal government is reversing a decision to reject compensation for dozens of Canadians affected by the spraying of Agent Orange.

The Canadian Press has learned approximately 30 people will now receive payments under the program, which is meant to compensate soldiers and their families exposed to the defoliant in the 1960s who later became ill.

A number of families had gone public in recent weeks with their bureaucratic battles over the funds and the Veterans Ombudsman publicly rebuked the government for its handling of the file.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/12/30/nb-agent-orange-decision-152.html

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