Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved
that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to bring in a measure respecting allowances for blind persons and to provide for the payment to the provinces out of the consolidated revenue fund of amounts in respect of allowances for blind persons paid by the provinces, to certain persons who have attained the age of twenty-one years, and who are blind and in need of such allowances, not exceeding in respect of any recipient, seventy-five per centum of forty dollars monthly or of the amount of the allowance paid by the provinces monthly to the recipients, whichever is the lesser; and to provide for the making of agreements with the provinces in relation thereto and for the conditions and duration of such agreements.
He said: His Excellency the Administrator, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.
Subtopic: PROVISION FOR AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES