Mr. Speaker, November 5 through to November 11 is Veterans Week in Canada. It is a week to honour those who fought and died for this country, but the government refuses to honour war widows by not extending their VIP benefits.
The parliamentary secretary for veterans affairs said on Friday:
--I would like to honour that request. However, things do not operate that way around here.
The 23,000 widows who are cut off from other benefits deserve a lot better than that. Will this government today honour the commitment to the--