March 29, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)


Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)


Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Certainly I do not appreciate the political angle being introduced into this very fine discussion I was having with the hon. member for Lake Centre. I want to tell my hon. friend the leader of the opposition that we worked on this legislation for two solid years. We worked in this very building until two and three o'clock in the morning. We consulted veterans' organizations all across Canada in regard to the terms of this legislation. I also want to tell the hon. gentleman that this is the most generous war service gratuities legislation ini the world at the present time. I do not like this sort of political sneaking such as my hon. friend interjects into what was a very fair-minded discussion with the hon. member for Lake Centre.

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