Michael Holcombe Wilson (Minister of Finance)
Mr. Wilson (Etobicoke Centre):
Some 85,000 low-income Canadians, mostly women, will benefit from this proposal starting in the fall of 1985. Costs to the Government will be approximately $200 million in 1985-86. My colleague, the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Mr. Epp), will be providing detailed information.
I am also announcing measures to improve veterans' pensions in order to ensure a more equitable and generous treatment from a society which owes our veterans so much.
Subtopic: THE ECONOMY
Sub-subtopic: STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF FINANCE