Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved that the house go into committee to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to present a measure to amend the War Service Grants Act, 1944, by incorporating in the measure the provisions of certain orders in council passed under the War Measures Act and by extending and clarifying in several other respects the application and operation of the act, as recommended and reported by the special committee on veterans affairs.
He said: May I explain that this is the
unanimous report of sixteen members representing all parties. I do not intend to ask that the bill go farther than first reading tonight. I am asking the house to accept the general principles of the resolution and amendments proposed by members of what I think was the most able committee I have ever seen in this house. Then on Monday or Tuesday of next week we can go ahead with the details of the bill, either on first or second reading as may seem fit and proper to the house.
Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Golding in the chair.
Mr. BROOKS; Is the minister going to make a short statement?