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

LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

I realize that I am out of order in reverting to section 3, but the minister has been very liberal, and we passed these sections rather rapidly. I hope that in spite of the fact that that section has passed, the minister, in the light of what has been said, and in the light of experience under the old act, which was renewed, as he pointed out, for some thirteen years, will remove the time limit under clause 3. I hope there will not be a time limit in this act, and I wish the minister would give the committee the reasons for putting one in. I endorse what has been said by the hon. member for Cape Breton South. It takes members of the armed forces a number of years to get on their feet and become reestablished. The young men who come out of this war, though they may be a little better informed on insurance matters than those who survived the last war, know very little, at the age of eighteen or twenty or twenty-one, about the various types of insurance. I think it is a mistake to have a time limit of three years. The bill would be more generally acceptable to the returned men of this war and to the country generally if that limit were removed, and I urge the minister to remove it.

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