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Nova Scotia Justice Outreach Initiative

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The Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative in Nova Scotia is presently focused on alternatives to traditional court proceedings, such as Mental Health Courts, where applicable. This program is modelled after a successful program that has been operating in the United States since 2009. The program incorporates the Veterans military experience into decisions regarding Veterans in conflict with the law and promotes and facilitates referrals to Mental Health Courts.


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The story of Canada’s experience in the First World War told through drama, musical performances and commemorative elements

Disability Award Increase

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The Disability Award provides injured Canadian Armed Forces members or Veterans with a one-time, tax-free payment for the pain and suffering associated with an injury or illness resulting from military service.

Cannabis for Medical Purposes: New Reimbursement Policy

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In March 2016, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Kent Hehr, announced a review of VAC's role in reimbursing Veterans for cannabis for medical purposes

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