Hume CRONYN

CRONYN, Hume, B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
London (Ontario)
Birth Date
August 28, 1864
Deceased Date
June 19, 1933
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hume_Cronyn_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6cf8aa6e-d764-4dcf-aa90-3e38a53cde0a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  London (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 34)


June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

The point raised by my hon. frienid is as to the right of allowing the assignment of pensions; I do not recall that question having been raised this year. I know that when the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act was passed last year, it was the intention of the committee that, so far as pensioners are concerned, the premiums should naturally be paid from their pensions, as being the easiest and most economical method of administration. But that was not adopted for reasons set out by the Pension Commissioner. This year the committee recommends that it should be adopted, and the pensioners gfiven the power to assign their pensions. I understand that that can be done without any change in the Act.

Topic:   RETURNED SOLDIERS' INSURANCE ACT
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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

If the insured becomes totally disabled, he certainly gets the full benefit of the insurance. If, however, he dies without beneficiaries, under the Act the insurance goes to his estate. The whole scheme of the insurance is one not to benefit the man himself, except in case of total disability, but to protect his dependents. If he has no dependents he is not supposed to derive any personal benefit from the scheme.

Topic:   RETURNED SOLDIERS' INSURANCE ACT
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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

I think my hon. friend

will recall the discussions we have had in earlier committees on that point. Our Pension Act, as distinct from the Acts of many other countries, was virtually an insurance to the members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force-in other words; if those members, from almost any cause other than their wilful misconduct, were injured or killed during their period of service, they or their dependents received a pension. It was thought that since the cessation of the war that basis of pension should be narrowed, and that a pension should only be awarded, in respect of those who are still in the military or naval service of Canada, if the accident or death which occurred arose from military service as such.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

Under the Act as it

stands to-day no deduction is made from the pension of a widowed mother if while resident in Canada she is in receipt of an independent income of not more than $20 a

month, or $240 a year-that is to say, she may receive her pension and, independently of that, $240 a year. No deduction has been made on account of her own earnings, no matter where she lived, or on account of her owning her own home or getting the benefit of free lodgings. But there was a deduction made if she had sons living with her who in the opinion of the Pensions Board were fitted to support her, or if she had other children who were actually contributing to her support. In each of these cases, I believe, a deduction of $10 a month for each such son was made. It was thought, perhaps, to be unfair that on one side there should be a widow who was entitled to an exempted income of $20 a month, and, on the other, a widowed mother whose sons' contributions, whether they were actual contributions or implied contributions, should be deducted from her pension. The effect of this amendment is to place the contributions from the children, express or implied, on the same basis as the independent income and to exempt them up to $20 a month.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

So long as they do not exceed $240 per annum, they are exempt. If my hon, friend from North Cape Breton and Victoria (Mr. McKenzie) is satisfied as to the legal effect, I think we all ought to be.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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