It is not a very nice thing to have to oppose a grant of this kind, particularly after the man for whom it is made has passed away, but I think I must take exception to it. I cannot agree with the statement of the leader of the opposition that it does not take anything away from anyone else. If it does not; if there is sufficient for every returned soldier in need and the widow of every returned soldier who passed away because of injury received during the war, why do they not get it? I have before me an item that I clipped from the Vancouver paper that came, I think, yesterday. This is what I find:
Many returned soldiers and their families are urgently in need of clothing and shoes. If donors will telephone the returned soldiers' club, contributions will be called for.
Why should one man's family receive S50,000 and the families of other soldiers who gave their all-gave their life, and no man can give more-have to do with other people's cast off clothing? I protest against this grant until every returned man and -every soldier's widow has at least a decent standard of living.