November 12, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

If the hon. member will read the definition section he will see that by regulation certain things may be classed as war memorials. There will be no attempt on the part of those who are administering the War Charities Act to have any standardization of memorials. As a matter of fact, if it were under my administration I would welcome Originality in memorials.
The hon. member has drawn attention to maintenance. Might I point out that a war memorial might be a ward in a hospital which would be maintained throughout the years by an organization as a memorial to those who had given their lives in a war. As I say, I think there will be broad interpretation of originality in design. I have no doubt that the definition of the term "war memorial" will be sufficiently broad to meet the wishes of almost any person or any group of persons interested in having a memorial in a community in honour of those who have given their lives during a war.

Topic:   WAR CHARITIES ACT
Subtopic:   INCLUSION OF IVAR MEMORIALS AS PROJECTS ACCEPTABLE FOR REGISTRATION
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