July 27, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

I think my hon. friend is dealing with an entirely different principle. This measure is designed only for those who have been discharged. This is a veterans' insurance bill, and the last one was a returned soldiers' bill. The provisions of this bill extend to those who are pensionable under the various orders in council, such as merchant seamen and members of the auxiliary services.
Mr. GILiLIS: Are merchant seamen covered?
Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre) Those who are pensionable are covered, that is, those who have suffered disabilities are entitled to the same protection as enlisted men if pensioned under the Pension Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' INSURANCE
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