Thursday, March 01, 2007

Canada: Top court to rule on epic battle for same-sex survivor benefits
Sue Bailey, Canadian Press
Thursday, March 01, 2007

OTTAWA - Canada's top court will end a legal odyssey over same-sex survivor benefits when it hands down what could be a landmark ruling Thursday.

The Supreme Court had to sort out whether Ottawa is on the hook for retroactive Canada Pension Plan payments worth an estimated $100 million.

Albert McNutt of Truro, N.S. travelled to Ottawa to be there in person when the court rules. He's one of five co-claimants in a class action first spearheaded by the late legendary gay activist George Hislop.

About 1,500 people or their estates - including Hislop's - will be affected.
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