May 6, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PC

Elsie Wayne

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it took those who were subjected to mustard gas 50 years to finally get recognition and some help.
The minister's recent announcement does little for those veterans with the greatest needs. The minister continues to deny access to the Korean war vets exposed to toxic chemicals while in the field of duty. Those Korean war soldiers were routinely doused with DDT and kerosene. They were exposed through direct spray and fumigating of their bunkers, their clothes and their sleeping kits. See if anyone would like to have that done.
When it comes to our Korean war vets--

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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