June 24, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)


what it means to the hundreds of people who have written me during the last two or three years. I "have a pile of letters several inches thick from elderly men and women. These letters have come from people all over Canada who have given their lives to the building up of this country, and yet we cannot give them more than $30 a month. Most of those people who are administering this money may spend more than that on cigarettes, cigars and various kinds of drinks. I suggest to the minister that if he wants to get the reputation of being progressive-and he has acquired that in some way or another; I do not know how-he will have to do something better than that for our old people.

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