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Roaring Twenties

Veterans and Social Support
Politics and Regional Protests
Foreign Investment
Canada's Growing Autonomy
Canadian Culture
20 Questions for the Twenties
Interesting facts
Veterans and Social Support
Fads, Fashions, & American Influences
Women in the 1920s
Economic Development Of Canada
Post-War Problems
Aboriginal Political Movements
Twenties Talk
Labour Unrest
Important People

Veterans who came back to Canada believed that they were entitled to a job, decent wage,and some compensation for the injured. What did Veterans recieve in the end?

-Hospitals and clinics across Canada provided free medical care for veterans
-Canadian National Instituition for the blind was established in 1918
-Vocational training program set up-1000's of veterans were given training to help them find jobs
-Soldier settlement act-1919 offered those who wanted to farm a grant of land
-Pensions were paid to veterans, widows, and wives and children of disabled veterans
-Government raised cost of living bonus on pensions and provided unemployment assistance
-1930-war veterans allowance act-provided veterans who were unemployable and those who reached the age of 60 with a pension
Pension Act
-Passed in 1927
-British subjects over the age of 70 were entitled to a pension of $240 a year
-Had to have lived in Canada for at least 20 years
-Anyone who earned more than $365 in income a year could not recieve pension and people who owned home had to transfer it to the pension authority
-Women could recieve a pension only if they were widows
-Aboriginal and people non-British could not recieve pension

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