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Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announces improved benefits for veterans and their families, during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday March 17, 2015. The system of awards for the pain and suffering of the country's most severely wounded soldiers is about to be overhauled as the Harper government attempts to defuse a volatile issue within the angry veterans community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announces improved benefits for veterans and their families, during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday March 17, 2015. The system of awards for the pain and suffering of the country's most severely wounded soldiers is about to be overhauled as the Harper government attempts to defuse a volatile issue within the angry veterans community. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tories to tackle thorny issue of lump sum payments to wounded veterans: sources

OTTAWA - The system of awards for the pain and suffering of the country's most severely wounded soldiers is about to be overhauled as the Harper government attempts to defuse a volatile issue within the angry veterans community.

Multiple federal sources tell The Canadian Press that Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole ...

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