January 11, 1926 (15th Parliament, 1st Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Since the Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment no longer sits in this House, may I ask the Acting Prime Minister (Mr. Lapointe) the position of the government with regard to relief to war pensioners of less than twenty per cent disability? The situation, I think, will be clarified if I may read this telegram:
City of Winnipeg definitely refusing relief to war pensioners of less than twenty per cent war pension disability claiming Dominion government's responsibility. Veterans' organisation flooded with relief applications from this class of pensioners. This class is entirely cut off from source of relief. Action therefore

Government's Right to Office
is a cruel discrimination against this class of disabled pensioners who suffered in defence of their country. Urge on government rescinding of their order.
A. E. Moore,
On behalf of Joint Veterans of Winnipeg.

Topic:   RELIEF TO WAR PENSIONERS
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