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The Veterans

Canada. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. -- The Veterans Charter : Acts of the Canadian Parliament to assist Canadian veterans. -- Ottawa : King's Printer, 1947. -- 332 p.

Harris, Richard ; Shulist, Tricia. -- "Canada's reluctant housing program : the Veterans' Land Act, 1942-75". -- The Canadian historical review. -- Vol. 82, no. 2 (June 2001). -- P. 253-282

  • The programme was intended primarily to promote farm settlement, but its small holding provision was the most effective of all government housing programmes in the post war decades

Tremblay, Mary. -- "The right to the best medical care : Dr. W.P. Warner and the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs, 1945-55". -- Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine. -- Vol. 15, no. 1 (1998). -- P. 3-25

The Veterans Charter and post-World War II Canada. -- Edited by Peter Neary and J.L. Granatstein. -- Montreal : McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 1998. -- 306 p.

  • Papers from a conference held at the University of Western Ontario, October 1995, which address a number of questions relating to veterans' experiences

  • Included is an essay by Dean Oliver on life in the Overseas Repatriation Depots, 1945-1946

  • A bibliographical essay, "Further reading," p. 291-295, is a useful introduction to the literature of Canadian veterans' issues

Wade, Catherine Jill. -- "Wartime Housing Limited, 1941-1947 : Canadian housing policy at the crossroads". -- Urban history review = Revue d'histoire urbaine. -- Vol. 15 (June/juin 1986). -- P. 40-59

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