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


John Flaws Reid

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. REID (Mackenzie) :

I should like to say a word or two in regard to the deduction of $10 a month from the widowed mother's pension, because she has a son staying at home with her who is supposed to contribute to her support. I suppose all the sons of Canada are good boys or, at least, presumed to be so; but I know of more than one case where, instead of a son being a help to his mother, the opposite is the case. It is absolutely unfair that a mother's pension should be reduced on account of the fact that she has a son who is supposed to support her, but over whom she has no control. This matter has not been given very serious consideration.

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