October 27, 1976 (30th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, because Remembrance Day is only two weeks away I believe there is urgency to this motion. That is why I ask leave to present it under Standing Order 43. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Timiskaming (Mr. Peters):
That this House urges the government to introduce an amendment to the Pension Act to provide for pro-rata pensions to be paid as of right to widows of veterans whose disability pensions were less than 48 per cent, as recommended in the Woods Report, in the Hermann Report, and in several reports of the
Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, and that notice of the introduction of such an amendment be given prior to Remembrance Day, 1976.

Subtopic:   PENSION ACT
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