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 5 of 34)


June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

If she has three, four or five children, then a certain amount would be deducted each month from her pension, and I think the section would have to stand.

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.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

I think my hon. friend has not the facts quite correctly in his mind. The contributions, express or implied, from the children are exempt up to $20 a month. They are not wiped off the slate altogether. If we have a widowed mother with an independent income of $20 a month and two sons living with her who are contributing, or should contribute, to her support, either the independent income or the amount charged for the two sons is deducted from her pension.

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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.

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June 2, 1921

Mr. CRONYN:

Section 11 of the original Act was amended at the last session of Parliament so as to read as follows:

The Commission sh; 11 award pensions to or in respect of members of the forces who have suffered disability in accordance with the rates set out in Schedule A of this Act, and in respect of members of the forces who have died in accordance with the rates set out in Schedule B of this Act, when the disability or death in respect of which the application for pension is made, was attributable to military service.

Upon the advice or recommendation of the Board of Pension Commissioners it is proposed to add to this provision the words "as such".

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