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Ex-RCMP officer files disability lawsuit

<p>A P.E.I. man is hoping to see thousands of dollars in reimbursementfrom the government of Canada after his Halifax lawyer filed a proposedclass action lawsuit last week.<br /></p>


A P.E.I. man is hoping to see thousands of dollars in reimbursement from the government of Canada after his Halifax lawyer filed a proposed class action lawsuit last week.

Gerard Buote, a former RCMP officer, has been off work on disability since 1994 after an on-the-job injury forced him to be “involuntarily medically released” according to the proposed suit.

His back was severely injured after an altercation which occurred while he was arresting an impaired driver in 1989.

As a member of the RCMP, Buote was required to participate in the force’s long term disability plan and he says the government has wrongly withheld thousands of dollars in pension money because he’s on the disability plan.


 
 
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