CFB Gagetown soldier hoping new government will solve real estate mess
Soldier took a $72K loss selling his Alberta home, now in a class-action lawsuit
A soldier stationed at CFB Gagetown is hoping to see progress in 2016 in a class action lawsuit over a financial bath he took when selling a house in Alberta.
Neil Dodsworth and others in the military say the federal government should compensate them for such losses.
Dodsworth has been with the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 34 years, stationed in Petawawa, Kingston, Edmonton, and in Germany.
That cost was $72,000.
"It wasn't selling," said Dodsworth. "In fact the market kind of nose-dived on us. So the price we paid for it was not even close to what we could sell it for."
Dodsworth believes the federal government should cover his $72,000 loss.
But he believes the Treasury Board of Canada unfairly zoned his home, devaluing it and leaving him with the huge loss.
With the change of government Dodsworth and other soldiers in his situation are making a new push for their case to be examined and families be compensated.
The Treasury Board has told CBC it will not comment on a case before the courts.