Repatriation of Canadian war dead
Canada's policy on repatriating the remains of war dead and related costs changed in 1970. This is the Order in Council that made that change.
Repatriation of Canadian war dead by order in Council
15 July, 1970
(T.B. REC. 698144 )
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Defence and the Treasury Board, pursuant to section 13 of the National Defence Act, is pleased hereby to amend the Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces made by Order in Council P.C. 1967-1894 of October 5, 1967, in accordance with the schedule hereto.
The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces (1968 Revision) made by Order in Council P.C. 1967-1894 of October 5, 1967, are hereby amended as follows:
ARTICLE 209.827 - TRANSPORTATION OF DECEASED DEPENDANTS
INSERT new article 209.827 as follows:
"209.827 - TRANSPORTATION OF DECEASED DEPENDANTS
When a dependant dies while accompanying an officer or man serving outside of Canada and the United States of America, and the remains are returned to Canada at the request of the next of kin, the actual cost of transportation of the body may be paid from public funds.".
ARTICLE 210.22 - SPECIAL FUNERAL EXPENSES
INSERT new paragraph (5) as follows:
"When the death of an officer or man occurs outside canada and the United States of America and, at the request of the next of kin, burial is to be at a place in Canada or the United Styates of America, the actual cost of transportation of the body from the place of death to the place of nurial may be paid.".
RENUMBER existing paragraph (5) as paragraph (6).
(Effective: 15 June, 1970)
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