Canada at War: THE SERVICES: A Billion for a Million

In just two days, without a single dissenting vote, a bill for Canada's one million World War II veterans zipped through the House of Commons. Eligible for its benefits were all soldiers who volunteered for service overseas (whether they went over or not) plus those Home Defense Army "zombies" who served in Kiska. Uneligible: all other "zombies."

The bill's chief provisions:

¶ A bonus: $7.50 for each 30-days' service in the Western Hemisphere (except the Aleutians), plus $15 for each 30-days' service overseas (including the Aleutians), plus an extra week's pay for each six...

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