February 26, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

As I have explained, this arises out of a situation which existed in 1921 in many of the provinces, if not all, where there were no workmen's compensation boards, and the employer was obliged to take out insurance against claims. Therefore he would not wish to take into his factory or industry a man who was more likely to be subject to industrial accident on account of his war disability. As a result of that situation, and in order to encourage employment of ex-soldiers, the department undertook to pay those claims.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS AND NATIONAL HEALTH
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