April 10, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. Nicholson:

All I am asking the minister to do is to support the amendment that we have before us after having heard arguments from so many. There are members in his own party who would like to have spoken in support of this proposition, but have not. If he takes this action he will demonstrate that the economy of Canada can stand the cost of seeing that those who are mentally ill, those who are suffering from tuberculosis, those who represent more than half the sick people in Canada every day in the year, are permitted to share these benefits to which they are entitled as Canadian citizens.

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