War Appropriation-The Army
them in the future. One nurse states that she wants to take a health course at the university of Toronto and she would like to know if she will be entitled to it. Apparently there is no provision for benefits of any kind. They enlisted voluntarily but they claim that they were in the dark as to the payment they were to receive, as to maintenance deductions and as to gratuities when the war is over.
Many of them have signed up for the duration while others have come home. Then there are others in the central Mediterranean area. While they enlisted for service in South Africa, to-day they are nursing Canadian and other allied soldiers in Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean area. I feel justified in asking the parliamentary assistant to see that a definite statement of policy is made on the status of these nurses.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE