I hoped CPP sur­vivor ben­e­fits had changed

RE: Widow chal­lenges feds over CPP sur­vivor ben­e­fits (May 1)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

My hus­band died 24 hours after Do­fasco’s oxy­gen plant pipe line ex­ploded in Oc­to­ber 1967. He was 25.

I’d say it def­i­nitely did re­sult in death. I have the pay stubs show­ing CPP con­tri­bu­tions. I also was de­nied sur­vivor ben­e­fits.

On April 28, after be­ing hon­oured at City Hall for The Day of Mourning, I looked around the cham­ber and won­dered how many fam­i­lies have not been prop­erly com­pen­sated and don’t even know it. I thought that things might have changed in 50 years.

Be­ing a ballplayer all his too short life, my hus­band would have been a Blue Jays fan. Tues­day, May 2, would have been his 75th birth­day. Sandy Anderson, Mount Hope

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