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

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

I can give only my personal opinion. I would not be in favour of any standardization of the type of memorial service that should be held. I think that should be left entirely to the wishes of the local community. There should be the utmost autonomy in that matter. In Nova Scotia they might want a service in'Gaelic, and that would- not be understood in British Columbia. The service is a reflection of the spirit of the people in the community in which it is held, and I think it should be left to the good judgment of the people in the community so long as the main purpose is to pay some form of tribute at the memorial to the people for whom it was erected.

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