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


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



As a matter of fact the situation is that there was no gallantry award paid in respect of military medal awards in the first great war. Now a policy has been adopted in England and here to pay it in regard to this war. But as soon as we said we would pay it in regard to this war and assumed it as a Canadian obligation, some people suggested that if we recognized that there should be some monetary award in respect of the military medal in this war we should pay it in regard to the last war. That obligation has not been recognized in other parts of the empire, and if we paid it here there would probably be certain pressure in other parts of the empire to do the same thing. I think it would be a matter for some kind of common agreement.

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