Richard Clive COOPER

COOPER, Lt. Col. Richard Clive

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Vancouver South (British Columbia)
Birth Date
December 31, 1881
Deceased Date
March 10, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Clive_Cooper
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3eb5c3bf-5293-4167-a8dc-79527bb53cca&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Vancouver South (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 10)


May 28, 1921

Mr. COOPER:

No.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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May 28, 1921

Mr. COOPER:

The recommendation is

right there.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 23, 1920

Mr. COOPER:

I was not present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PENSION ACT AMENDMENT.
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June 23, 1920

Mr. R. C. COOPER (Vancouver S.):

I

would like to ask the Minister of Militia what setps have been taken to prevent the unauthorized wearing of returned soldiers buttons? It is a question of great interest to all returned soldiers in Canada in view of the finding of Magistrate Saunders in Calgary lately.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UNAUTHORIZED WEARING OF RETURNED SOLDIERS' BUTTONS.
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June 23, 1920

Mr. COOPER:

What I would direct attention to is schedule A-"Bonus outside Canada" and "Bonus in Canada." It seems to me that, under this head, we are making a provision that deliberately disregards the promises made to the men that came from the United States to join our forces. These men were unquestionably notified on enlisting that they and their dependents would without doubt participate in the full benefits given members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. They were told that their dependents 'would benefit to the same extent as dependents of men in the C.E.F. living in Canada.

Under the provisions made here there is no such 'benefit, .and it seems to me to. be absolutely unfair, especially with reference to the United States, because there were special inducements to men in the United States to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force. With reference to dependents in the Old Country, or South Africa, or Australia, I do not so strongly emphasize this point. But I do not think that the committee should pass this schedule as it now stands, at least so far as pensioners who *are now residing in the United Statets are concerned. The cost of living to them is as high as it is to us, and furthermore, we pay them in the Canadian dollar and do not compensate them for the loss in exchange. As regards the Old Country or any other part of the Empire where our own currency is at a premium the pensioner benefits, but in the United States she does not, and I think that this question of bonus should be carefully considered before being put into force.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PENSION ACT AMENDMENT.
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