June 2, 1921

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Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

It is perfectly good, so far as I am concerned, but I think its effect will be that there are no deductions at all, if you leave it as it is.

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Hume Cronyn

Unionist

Mr. CRONYN (reading) :

The pension of a widowed mother shall not be reduced on account of her having an income from other sources which does not exceed two hundred and forty dollars per annum, such income being considered to include the contributions from children_

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Hume Cronyn

Unionist

Mr. CRONYN:

So long as they do not exceed $240 per annum, they are exempt. If my hon, friend from North Cape Breton and Victoria (Mr. McKenzie) is satisfied as to the legal effect, I think we all ought to be.

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Hume Cronyn

Unionist

Mr. CRONYN:

No, it was to correct just that very practice that we made this recommendation and are bringing in this amendment.

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William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

There is a point which I think the hon. member has made clear, but which I want him to confirm. In the case of the widowed mother having sons residing, not with her but in other parts of the country, who perhaps should contribute to her support but do not, I understand that no reduction is made?

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Peter McGibbon

Unionist

Mr. McGIBBON (Muskoka) :

What particular clause of the Act specifies that? It says here "such contributions have actually been made or are deemed by the commissioners to have been made."

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Hugh Boulton Morphy

Unionist

Mr. MORPHY:

I would like to know

whether or not the word "children" is intended to cover both male and female?

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Hugh Boulton Morphy

Unionist

Mr. MORPHY:

It seems to me a hardship that a section of that kind should apply to the daughters of a widowed mother having no particular employment, but who are slaving to help the mother out.

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LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

In regard to pensions

paid to people outside of Canada, there is a provision somewhere in the Act that the pension is not to be diminished because of such residence outside of Canada. Does this apply to widowed mothers?

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LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

Then I would ask the

chairman of the committee to take steps to amend the original Act to make this clear. I think the Chairman understands me?

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June 2, 1921