February 22, 1935

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William Mulock

Mr. MULOOK:

A few moments ago I

understood the minister to say that these vouchers were given out by relief officers. I assume he means relief officers representing his department and not the municipality.

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

-Yes.

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Item agreed to. Supply-Pensions-Veterans



Pension appeal court, $19,800.


LIB

William Pate Mulock

Liberal

Mr. MULOCK:

I understand from a statement made the other day that there have been four more appointments to facilitate the hearings of these appeals. Is that correct?

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

This is the pension appeal court item; that is under the pension commission.

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IND

Angus MacInnis

Independent Labour

Mr. MacINNIS:

Where the pension board appealed from the findings in the first instance and the appeals were lost, from their point of view I should like to have some information regarding five cases that have been under consideration. One of them was settled last year and of the other four, one of the pensioners, a Mr. Smith of Vancouver, has written to me. These four are still waiting on the acceptance of the findings of the commission in their cases. Can the minister give me some information regarding these cases?

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

These cases were decided as to entitlement and the matter is now receiving final consideration by the chairman of the pension commission. It came up the other day. Someone wrote to me and that was the information.

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IND

Angus MacInnis

Independent Labour

Mr. MacINNIS:

The persons concerned may expect final settlement shortly?

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

They will receive final consideration shortly, yes.

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Item agreed to. War veterans' allowances, $2,250,000.


LIB

Frederick George Sanderson

Liberal

Mr. SANDERSON:

How many are now receiving assistance from the war veterans' allowances?

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

The total number in force on December 31 last was 6,755, and there were dependent allowances of 97.

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LIB
CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

On March 31, 1934, there were 5,837. It is gradually increasing.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

What would be the cost if the age limit were lowered from sixty to fifty-five?

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

If the age of entitlement were changed from sixty to fifty-five it would cost some two million dollars a year more.

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UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPEAICMAN:

Has the minister before him the numbers in the two classes-that is, the class that are in receipt of allowance because they have arrived at the age of sixty, and the class that are in receipt of allowance because, although not yet sixty, they are so

disabled mentally or physically as to be unemployable. The answer the minister gives will have a bearing on this question, because a large proportion come under the class who, though below sixty, are receiving allowance on account of disability that makes them unemployable, and that class would not increase by the lowering of the age of entitlement.

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

Under sixty there are 2,065, and over sixty there are' 4,690.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

In view of the fact that over two million dollars is provided for relief for unemployed pensioners, I wonder how many of those would come between fifty-five and sixty. It is true it would take two million dollars more if the age limit were reduced, but has the minister considered exactly what the actual cost would be provided those on relief were taken up and the limit lowered?

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February 22, 1935