Tens of millions in severance paid yearly to military members who leave voluntarily

More than $105 million was paid out from 2013 until 2016, not counting a year's worth of backlogged files.

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A Battle of Britain ceremony takes place at a Canadian base in Kuwait on Sept. 20, 2015.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2016 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 04/12/2016 10:09 pm EDT

In the last three years, more than $105 million in severance has been paid out to 7,213 Canadians who voluntarily left the military, according to the defence department—and that doesn’t include a massive backlog from the most recent financial year.

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