November 10, 1949 (21st Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite

Liberal

Mr. Applewhaite:

I had no intention of entering the discussion on this resolution, but if the department gives favourable consideration to the request which has been put forward, and perhaps with justification, for those who are fortunate enough to be able to travel via ambulance, will they also kindly remember the transportation charges which have to be met in a district such as mine where a man has to hire a plane and travel 500 or 600 miles to reach a doctor. If he does not do that, he has to wait until the following spring. This is a major item of expense, and it is an item which may be argued at considerable length. I do not intend to hold up the committee for any length of time, but I do not intend to let the people who are fortunate enough to be able to ride in an ambulance at a cost of $5 or $10 go to the department with that request and have it granted, without some consideration being given to those people who have to hire an aeroplane, which is an item of real expense.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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