June 30, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

CCF

Rodney Young

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

Mr. YOUNG:

I should like to draw to the attention of the minister the case of veterans on allowance at universities. This matter comes particularly to my attention because until recently I was one of them. A number of veterans who are single men and who are at the universities are now drawing D.V.A. allowances; but because their particular courses are such that there is no room for them at Canadian universities, they will have to go abroad. I particularly refer to 483 pre-medical students who are in the country now and for whom there is no room to carry on their studies at Canadian universities. Just about the time I left Vancouver for Ottawa, one of them was busy getting ready to fly to Australia to take his course. The amount of money the department has been allowed for the purpose of helping those veterans, $60 a month-while it may be of vital assistance to them while they are pursuing their studies in Canada-is extremely small in relation to the price structure in the United States and some other countries. Has the minister any suggestions as to how the government may assist financially those who are compelled to go abroad to complete their education?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
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