April 8, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

I do not know whether it is in the legislation, but I am told it is certainly the administrative practice in Saskatchewan.
All that we are asking here is that when an individual has a right of action arising out of the negligence of someone else for which he could receive damages or costs awarded by way of adjudication the province shall be subrogated to that person's position. There would be no actual difficulty involved. Even in the case my hon. friend mentions, if the province cannot recover, there is nothing more to it; but there is no legal difficulty even in the case of an accident that happens in another province. In the meantime the federal government would make an interim payment, and there would be an adjustment later on.
Health Insurance

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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