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 4 of 34)


June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

That question also came before the committee, and was considered together with a number of cognate suggestions, and in the view of the committee it was not deemed wise to make any recommendation on the point. This Bill gives the right to the assured to designate an alternative beneficiary in case he dies without a wife or children. That was as far as the committee thought it well to go.

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:

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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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 hardly think that this is a matter upon which the chairman of a committee which deals entirely with the affairs of soldiers should be asked to express an opinion. The point raised by the hon. member is with regard to the proper division of a possible loss as between the Dominion, the province and the municipality. That is surely a matter for the Government, who are considering the advancing of additional sums on this account, and I would not care offhand to express any opinion about it. I would say, however, that the Dominion does bear some part of the expense of this operation; as I am informed, the Dominion lends to the province at one per cent less than it costs the Dominion to borrow the money. That is quite a considerable item when you consider the large amount involved.

Topic:   REVISED EDITION. COMMONS
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