May 29, 1930

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay) :

I do not admit anything of the kind. I think it was unfair that the commutation should have been made some years ago.

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Item agreed to. Relief of pensioners (governor general's warrant of February 20, 1930), $300,000.


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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

This is to cover

the over-expenditure on relief. There is an item each year. It is very hard to estimate the amount.

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

No, for relief to

pensioners.

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Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I thought by mistake

something had been given to relieve unemployment.

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Undoubtedly

some of the men were out of employment.

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

This is a relief

fund for pensioners who are in distress during the winter months or at other seasons of the year.

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James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

How much has been distributed in the last two years?

2842 COMMONS

Supply-Pensions and National Health

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Last year we

distributed $378,000; this year, $517,000.

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Vote 451, war

veterans' allowances, $1,000,000. .

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Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The increase of this relief from $300,000 last year to nearly $600,000 this year is one of the evidences, I suppose, of the prosperity which the ministers talk so much about throughout the country?

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

No.

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Arthur Edward Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

The total amount

of money spent on this relief, is $550,000. Is this partly the reason why Bill 19 was put through?

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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

We hope Bill 19

will relieve many cases of distress during the winter months. These men will have a steady allowance throughout the year if they are unemployable and have reached the age of sixty. At present they accept odd jobs during the summer months and come into the cities during the winter. Some provision has to be made for this item.

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Arthur Edward Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

This $550,000 is

not paid to unemployable .pensioners. These men are actually out of work, no-job men.

Mr. KING (Kootenay) Some of them.

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May 29, 1930