August 24, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CCF

Clarence Gillis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. GILLIS:

The civil reinstatement act
was amended in 1942 to bring it into line with the Unemployment Insurance Act with respect to those who might be affected by an industrial dispute. Consideration should be given to amending the act, because hundreds of exservice personnel are involved in industrial disputes which were none of their making;
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the conditions which brought them about arose during the war when the men were in the service. They came back and took employment in an industry and soon found themselves out of work. Under the civil reinstatement act they are entitled when out of work to certain benefits. There is a great deal of criticism throughout the country, particularly in areas in which industrial disputes are in progress because of difficulties between management and labour largely brought about while these boys were overseas because they do not receive out-of-work benefits. Has the department given consideration to applying the statutory provision for out-of-work benefits to certain periods when these men are out of work?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
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