First Nations Veterans Compensation Act

An Act to provide compensation to First Nations veterans on a comparable basis to that given to other war veterans

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Lorne Nystrom  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 26, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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First Nations Veterans Compensation Act
Routine Proceedings

February 26th, 2003 / 3:25 p.m.
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NDP

Lorne Nystrom Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-405, an act to provide compensation to First Nations veterans on a comparable basis to that given to other war veterans.

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present this bill to the House of Commons once again to provide adequate compensation to second world war and Korean war first nations veterans.

First nations people were treated differently when they came back from these wars than non-first nations people. The bill would provide adequate compensation to the first nations people. It would have a national apology granted to them and also establish a scholarship in their name to honour the contribution they made to this country during the second world war and the Korean war.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)