moved for leave to introduce Bill C-334, An Act to provide compensation to First Nations veterans on a comparable basis to that given to other war veterans.
Mr. Speaker, I put the bill forward because first nations veterans were not treated in the same way as other veterans who returned from the war. They had no settlement benefits, no educational opportunities and no housing allowances like the ones offered to people like my father.
The bill seeks to make first nations veterans whole on a comparable basis as any other veteran by recognizing their service in the war.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)