March 31, 1920 (13th Parliament, 4th Session)

UNION

Rt. Hon. A. L. SIFTON:

Unionist

1. No.
2. Widows with children, or, orphans, are assisted by the Canadian Patriotic Fund when they are ineligible for a federal pension and when the man has seen service overseas. Under certain conditions assistance of an emergency character is sometimes rendered to widows even if they are in receipt of federal pension.
3. It is impossible to say if widows receive as much assistance as if the father had returned, as there is no way of telling the amount that he would have been able to provide in that event.
4. When necessary, and under certain conditions, the Canadian Patriotic Fund pays for hospital or sanatorium treatment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' WIDOWS AND CHILDREN.
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