October 26, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roselown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, may I say a word before you make a ruling. I respectfully suggest to you that a number of the members of the house who are interested in this matter have already spoken on the address. This matter now arises because of the statement made by the Minister of Veterans Affairs (Mr. Lapointe) a day or *two ago to the effect that the question would not come before the house until next session.
As to the matter having been raised in the debate in connection with old age pensions, may I say it arose only incidentally, and I do not think that it was debated as it deserved to be debated, having regard to the urgency of this question at the present time. If we are to take the Minister of Veterans Affairs at his word, no opportunity for debate will be provided by the government until next session. Many hon. members of the house have already spoken on the address and are therefore debarred from speaking again on this matter. As to the debate on old age pensions, this matter could only be incidental to the discussion.

Topic:   WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCES
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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