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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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