May 21, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR (New Westminster):

I congratulate the hon. member for Peel (Mr. Blain) on being in very great luck in his county in regard to the business of returned soldiers and their dependents. I am sorry to say that my experience has not been so happy, and I think that the gentle-

bodied men or prosperous families than that one maimed man, or one bereft family should be allowed to bear it alone.
It seems to me that we would most easily dispose of the problem of our pensions and our Pension Board by throwing the whole present scheme into the discard and starting afresh on a new basis of even-handed justice to the men who have served, and who no doubt will serve us so splendidly, and to the helpless ones from whom we have taken the services of their bread-winners.

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