February 19, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

You must have some
period of time, and the period that has been selected is two yeans. Rightly or wrongly the theory is that there must be a period of time in which to allow the fund to accumulate in order that it may be solvent, and a period of time within which the workman must be continuously employed in order that the fund may be available for the payments to be made under it. In other words the solvency of the fund has been determined to be dependent upon these conditions. There is nothing I can possibly say about it beyond the fact that this, arbitrarily, is the time that has been regarded as proper, and the period of service that has been regarded as proper.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO ESTABLISH AN UNEMPLOYMENT ANB SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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