There is a matter which
lies outside the scope of the inquiry of the special committee, but which I think should receive the attention of the minister. I refer to the circumstances of a large number of imperial service men wh,o are in Canada and who were not domiciled here at the outbreak of the war. Their needs are dealt with, of course, through the Canadian representative and the Canadian office of the British Ministry of Pensions. Nevertheless circumstances are such at the present time that their needs are being referred to various municipalities, and in the constituency which I represent a number of municipalities have had reason to complain, feeling that these men should be dealt with by the Canadian government. It has been difficult to explain the situation, and it has been difficult also, in referring the matter to the Canadian Office, to secure a review of their claims such as we usually secure from the Canadian
Supply-Pensions and National Health
pension commission. I should like to ask the minister if he has considered the advisability, in view of the vast array of often disgraceful evidence as to the condition of these men, of making suitable representations to the British Ministry of Pensions that these men may secure redress.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OP PENSIONS AND NATIONAL HEALTH