Former children's representative sues B.C. government over pension

VICTORIA — British Columbia's former children and youth representative has launched legal action against the provincial government, alleging it broke an agreement about her pension benefits.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond filed a notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday, saying she made a verbal agreement with a legislative clerk in 2006 that promised her 1.5 years of pension entitlement for each year of service, but that promise has not been fulfilled.

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