Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to present a bill to amend the Veterans Rehabilitation Act, whereby provision is made, inter alia, that the Minister of Veterans Affairs may,
(a) provide Canadian universities with moneys to enable them to make, as an emergency measure, small loans to veterans attending universities and also to pay expenses of repatriation of certain veterans discharged in the United Kingdom in order to take training outside of Canada and to pay transportation expenses of the wife and child of such veterans from the Lbiited Kingdom to Canada or other designated place outside of Canada;
(b) provide training and re-training and pay allowances to a pensioner requiring such training by reason of an increase in his disabilities.
Provision is also made for entitlement of a member or former member of the Canadian forces to the statutory allowances and benefits in respect of all of his full-time service, if he is not accepted as a member of the permanent or regular force, or is not accepted for service for a special prescribed period; also for bringing a veteran suffering personal injury by accident when in training under the Government Employees Compensation Act.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.