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An Excerpt from Gerry Fostaty's As You Were

In a report to the minister of defence to be made public on January 26, 2017, Canadian Armed Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne outlines the need for cadets to receive the same level and care of compensation available to members of the Canadian Forces — or to civilian employees — who are injured or killed on duty. This report resulted from an inquiry into the 1974 explosion at Valcartier in which six cadets were killed and fifty-four others were injured.
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Vice Chief of the Defence Staff expresses regret

“The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recognize that those affected by this horrific tragedy have struggled with the long-term effects of the trauma they experienced and regret that it took this long to formally recognize and address this tragedy.” 
— Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff

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