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