The wife of a former soldier from the notorious Canadian Airborne Regiment is “on Cloud 9” after winning another chance to get a veteran’s pension for her disabled husband.
Clayton Matchee — one of the soldiers implicated in the torture death of a Somali teen — tried to kill himself after his military career ended in disgrace.
His wife blames the sad and sordid saga on the anti-malarial drug Matchee and other soldiers were given during the peacekeeping mission to Somalia several years ago.
Matchee’s suicide try left him permanently disabled. But the government maintains he doesn’t qualify for a pension.
Now, a federal court judge has ordered a new hearing into the case.