July 25, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

I am afraid that he does not know much about farmers because many of them could not get a living without^ children to help them. The other day I visited an

Family Allowances
adjoining farm where I saw a child of seven years of age driving a tractor; another child of ten assisted his father to bale hay on one of these modem machines.
I take second place to nobody in my efforts over the years to assist the underprivileged. During a period of, twenty-five years, while acting as surgeon in a large hospital, at least fifty per cent of my work was devoted to operations on the poor without any recompense, and I was very happy indeed to be able to render that service. I am not unique in this particular; every medical man and every surgeon in all parts of the country are doing the same thing.

Topic:   FAMILY ALLOWANCES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN UNDER SIXTEEN
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