June 1, 1981 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Rodney Edward Murphy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Rod Murphy (Churchill):

Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that a native woman in my riding has received the ultimate form letter denying her a spouse's allowance, which letter did not explain why she was turned down, it was not dated, no name or signature was attached, no telephone number and no return address was given for the government office, and it was obviously designed not to allow space for this information,
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although she was asked to reply to the letter by the beginning of April, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Beaches (Mr. Young):
That the government review all its form letters to ensure that in addition to containing all necessary documentation, such as names and return addresses, that the reason for the refusal of the request is given and, also, that the manner of appealing the decision is explained.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
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