April 3, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)

NAT

Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

I think that any man or
woman returning from the forces who wants to take vocational training or training in a school or university should be allowed to do so, and that he or she should also get the reestablishment credit. The fact that they take training should not interfere with the reestablishment credit. At the present time too few are getting the training. I think it would be a very' good investment for Canada if the wider provision were made.
I do not wish to deprecate the work that has already been done. A great deal has been done in the way of reestablishment, but there is more to do, and the new government of Canada, no matter what its complexion may be, must continue the present plans, and greatly expand them.
I suggest that all handicaps to the establishment of these young men and women should be removed. For example, I hold in my hand the report of one which came up in Vancouver
just about two weeks ago. The heading of the dispatch is as follows: "Prices board order holds up rehabilitation of air veteran." This veteran wanted to go into the taxi business. He had been a taxi proprietor before he enlisted. He had two or three cars operating and when he came back he tried to open up the same business, but there was an order of the wartime prices and trade board, administrator's order A-58, issued March 31, 1942, which provided that no new taxi or U-drive licences can be issued. Perhaps by this time that obstacle has been removed.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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