July 18, 1924 (14th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

I have no quarrel with the minister or the government in reducing the total amount, but what is the reason for increasing the pay of the higher ranks while decreasing that of the lower ranks, who are the real soldiers, who do the fighting and who, when war comes on, have the unpleasant task of going out and getting killed? The pay of the private soldier and of the lieutenant has been reduced by about 25 per cent by an order which will come into effect on the first of August, and the pay of the higher ranks has been increased up to about 25 per cent- in the case of the general up to about $1,300 a year.

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