Bill (No. 40) respecting pensions to officers of the North-west Mounted Police, read the second time ; and the House went into committee thereon.
On section 3,
The PRIME- MINISTER. I may inform the committee that this Act is founded up on a similar Act which was passed last year granting pensions to officers of the militia, and this section No. 3 is a reproduction of the provisions which have been applied to all the militia men, with the exception that in the Militia Act the term is 25 years to entitle an officer to superannuation, and here the term is 30 years, for the reason that at present officers of the mounted police force are subject to the disposition of the Act regarding superannuation.