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Government Settles with Victims of Valcartier Explosion

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan formally apologized today to survivors of the 1974 explosion at Valcartier in which six cadets were killed and fifty-four others were injured. The federal government also announced that financial compensation and health services will be provided to cadets who were impacted by the event.

To read more about the settlement, please click here.

The 1974 tragedy was the subject of the 2011 book As You Were: The Tragedy at Valcartier by Gerry Fostaty. Click here to read the introduction to the book.


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