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Deal reached for former soldier with PTSD

By: The Canadian Press

 | May 13, 2014 - 12:16 PM |
WINNIPEG - A Manitoba police force has settled a human-rights complaint filed by a military veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Billy-Jo Nachuk filed the complaint after officers with the Brandon police removed him from a bar in April 2011.

Nachuk said he had a service dog with him to help him with his PTSD — and had the certification papers to prove it — but police refused to listen to him.

Earlier this year, the police service offered a settlement of $5,500 but Nachuk turned it down and the Manitoba Human Rights Commission said it was too low.

The commission says a new offer was put forward and agreed to, but it is confidential.

Another veteran was turned away from a restaurant in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in March because he had a service dog for PTSD.

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