April 3, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Elsie Wayne

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, PC)

Mr. Speaker, there are 40 restrictions so they are not totally equal. The men and women of the merchant navy have become so disillusioned that they are planning a hunger strike on Parliament Hill for May 12 if they are denied again what is rightfully theirs.
Why now are we failing to help those who gave us freedom? These men and women are requesting a small compensation settlement for the many years in which they were not recognized. Is the minister's plan to wait until they are all gone or will he act immediately to correct this injustice?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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