July 31, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

I confess I have never been able to understand why this distinction is made between the subsistence allowance and the separation allowance. I am not a military man, and there are many things in the military line that I do not understand. There may be a good reason for this distinction, but it seems to me that a married man who is separated from his family, even if he is only doing garrison duty at Halifax or some other part of the country, should receive the $20 separation allowance instead of the 45 cents a day subsistence.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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