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


Walter Adam Tucker (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)



We do endeavour to find work for those unemployed veterans. The only place we stopped short was at the very thing which has'been described by the hon. member. It was stated in our literature which was distributed overseas that if they were then not entitled under the Unemployment Insurance Act they would not get any allowance. It was looked at sympathetically, but it was thought that if anything were paid to the veteran under this provision, veterans whose rights had expired would have an unanswerable case for similar treatment. It was held that you simply could not do this without upsetting your whole Unemployment Insurance Act, and that it was better to try to deal with the situation in other ways.

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