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, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Lorne Nystrom  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 6, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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First Nations Veterans Compensation ActRoutine Proceedings

February 6th, 2001 / 10:10 a.m.
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NDP

Lorne Nystrom NDP Regina—Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-229, an act to provide compensation to First Nations veterans on a comparable basis to that given to other war veterans.

Mr. Speaker, this bill would attempt to right an historical wrong in the country. It would provide first nations veterans who fought in the first world war, the second world war and the Korean war, or their families, with four things: first, an apology; second, adequate compensation; third, a scholarship in their honour; and, fourth, a war memorial that is dedicated to their fighting for the country over the course of three different wars. I am sure all members of the House would support this bill.

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