November 7, 1962

IMMIGRATION ACT

AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE ENTRY OF PARENTS OF CANADIAN CITIZENS

LIB

Leon David Crestohl

Liberal

Mr. Leon Crestohl (Cartier) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-74, to amend the Immigration Act (Canadian's parents).

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE ENTRY OF PARENTS OF CANADIAN CITIZENS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE ENTRY OF PARENTS OF CANADIAN CITIZENS
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LIB

Leon David Crestohl

Liberal

Mr. Crestohl:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to facilitate the immigration to Canada of parents of Canadian citizens regardless of their age and their country of origin.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO FACILITATE ENTRY OF PARENTS OF CANADIAN CITIZENS
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CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT

AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR REDUCTION IN AGE QUALIFICATION

LIB

Leon David Crestohl

Liberal

Mr. Leon Crestohl (Cartier) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-75, to amend the Canadian Citizenship Act (age qualification).

Topic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR REDUCTION IN AGE QUALIFICATION
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR REDUCTION IN AGE QUALIFICATION
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LIB

Leon David Crestohl

Liberal

Mr. Crestohl:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to reduce the age qualification for Canadian citizenship from 21 years to 18 years.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR REDUCTION IN AGE QUALIFICATION
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WESTERN CANADA VETERINARY COLLEGE

PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR STUDY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY

PC

James Norris Ormiston

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. N. Ormislon (Melville) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-76, to found and constitute the western Canada veterinary college.

Topic:   WESTERN CANADA VETERINARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR STUDY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   WESTERN CANADA VETERINARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR STUDY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY
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PC

James Norris Ormiston

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ormiston:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is simply to make it possible to provide facilities in western Canada for the study of veterinary surgery and veterinary medicine such as are now available in Quebec and Ontario.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   WESTERN CANADA VETERINARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR STUDY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS

LIB

Mr. Cameron (High Park)

Liberal

What is the disposition of moneys payable by the government to persons confined to a hospital for the chronically ill who are in receipt of (a) old age security (b) old age assistance (c) blind persons allowances under the Blind Persons Act (d) disabled persons allowances under the Disabled Persons Act; and what is the reason for the difference in the disposition of the moneys?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS
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Jean Casselman Wadds (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Casselman:

(a) Pensions under the Old Age Security Act are payable as of right to persons 70 years of age and over who fulfil the requirements of the act and the regulations made under it. There is no means test attached to these pensions. The administration of the Old Age Security Act is a federal responsibility. Pensions are payable to pensioners in chronic hospitals and the pensioners are free to dispose of their pensions as with any other asset. The exception is where a pensioner is declared to be incapable of managing his own affairs in which case the director of old age security appoints a trustee to administer the pension on behalf of the pensioner, (b) Old age assistance, blind persons allowances and (c) disabled persons allowances are paid and administered; (d) by provincial authorities under the authority of provincial acts. In accordance with the terms of agreements made by the government of Canada with the provinces under the authority of the Old Age Assistance Act, the Blind Persons Act and the Disabled Persons Act, the provinces may claim reimbursement by the government of Canada of 50 per cent of their expenditure for old age assistance and disabled persons allowances and 75 per cent of their expenditure for blind persons allowances.

The decision as to the payment of old age assistance, blind persons allowance or disabled persons allowance to a person in a chronic hospital or to any other person is a provincial responsibility. However in order for a province to obtain the federal share its decisions authorizing the payment of assistance or allowances must be in accordance with the terms of the agreements referred to above.

Any difference between payments to pensioners under the Old Age Security Act and

Questions

to recipients of old age assistance, blind persons allowances or disabled persons allowances in chronic hospitals, or any difference between benefits paid by a particular province under the three programs it administers to persons in chronic hospitals, would be explained partly by the fact that income is not a factor in determining the eligibility of an applicant for old age security and partly by specific provisions in federal legislation dealing with institutions and provincial policy decisions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS
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November 7, 1962