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JUDGE RULES 128 GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS ADMISSIBLE IN EVIDENCE
The Association is delighted Ontario Superior Court Justice de Lobe Panet has ruled that 128 government documents will be allowed as key evidence in the court battle being waged by ACFO and 17 other unions and pensioner groups on behalf of existing and retired public service employees across Canada.
This favourable decision is very important in the pursuit of justice for pension plan members and is another victory in the court battle being waged with the Federal Government of Canada over its self-serving expropriation of the $30 billion surplus from the federal public service pension surplus in 1999.
This significant ruling will result in a case-management conference being held with the Judge over the next few weeks to schedule dates for the remainder of the trial. It is our hope the trial will be conducted on the merits of the case and that, barring further delaying tactics by the federal government, it will resume in early spring.