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

NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

I would ask, Mr. Speaker,
whether it would be improper to suggest that it may have some connection with an election in an adjoining province, when it is hoped that this bill will assist the return of a Liberal government. That province because of its large families will derive the greatest benefit from this measure, at the expense of the other provinces, particularly Ontario, which pays one-half of the taxes of Canada.
I would not like the house to think for a moment that I am against providing for the care of children in families where the wage-earner himself is unable to provide adequately for them. I am entirely in favour of giving help to those low income group families through social services to ensure that the
Family Allowances

children will benefit by better nutrition, better educational facilities, better playground facilities, medical care, and better housing-

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