Hon. E. M. MACDONALD (Minister of National Defence):
Mr. Speaker, with the
consent of the House, I should like to answer a question put by my hon. friend the leader of the Progressive party (Mr. Forke) yesterday when I was not in the House, as to whether the government were taking into consideration the rate of expenditure for military purposes in Canada compared with such expenditure by the other dominions. In order 45
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that the facts may be made clear, the per capita expenditure in February last was as
Canada 5 1.46
New Zealand 2.33
South Africa 2.92
Great Britain 15.32
It will be observed that ours is the lowest expenditure per capita of any of the selfgoverning dominions.
PENSIONS TO EX-MILITIA MEN Mr. BLACK (Yukon):
Is it the intention of the government to increase the amount of pensions now paid to former members of His Majesty's forces, their widows and dependents, by the amount of the bonus now paid in addition to pensions, making the permanent pension equal to present pension plus bonus?
Subtopic: NATIONAL DEFENCE EXPENDITURES