Mr. Dan McKenzie (Winnipeg-Assiniboine):
Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. Whereas the Veterans Administration in the United States processes pension claims, both new and appealed, within 90 days, and in Canada this same process takes up to 46 months, as stated in the Auditor General's report, and whereas the chairman of the Pension Commission has admitted that he is being hamstrung by the present veterans legislation, I move,
June 1, 1981
seconded by the hon. member for Nepean-Carleton (Mr. Baker):
That the Acting Minister of Veterans Affairs introduce immediately amendments to the veterans legislation to remedy this despicable four-year time lag in Canada and that he appear before the Public Accounts Committee which is dealing with his department tomorrow.
Subtopic: VETERANS AFFAIRS