June 2, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)


Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal


I am not charging the board nor my hon. friend with any injustice. I am simply stating what I know to be the facts. The grandmother of those children received letters from the board, and I think she began to draw a pension herself. I have seen the originals of the telegram and letter sent by her unfortunate son to meet him at a certain point in Montreal or in the suburbs. She went there

with the little boy and girl, but the train did not stop and she could only wave farewell to her son. He went to France; he was killed; and now she is left with his children, and we are told: Well, there was no pay assigned to her. But that is the very thing her son wanted to do and intended to do, but he could not. My hon. friend says he has heard five hundred cases.

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