May 2, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)


So far as the proposals go, I think they will meet with the very j cordial approval of the members of this ! House. I would like, however, to call the minister's attention to the fact that as the resolutions read, they do not provide for those officers who have been retired-men who have been brigade majors, or who have occupied other high positions in the | service, and have been retired by the gov-| eminent when they have reached the age limit of sixty years or for some other reason. I would like to know whether the ; minister proposes in any way to provide for them.
The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DE-[ FENCE. Those officers come under the I class to which I referred as having already j received the gratuity ; and, unless we make some special provision for them, they could | not be very well included, because they are | no longer in either of the classes referred ! to in the resolution, and have already been Paid the money to which they were entitled under the system which has been in force for a great many years.

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