On to Civvy Street

On to Civvy Street

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Detailing the ways in which the Canadian government built on existing programs for veterans, Peter Neary identifies the key figures and events responsible for developing the orders and statutes that came to be known as the Veterans Charter, creating the Department of Veterans Affairs, and establishing sweeping new benefits for servicemen and women. Comparing rehabilitation programs after the Second World War with those after the First World War, Neary reveals the lasting importance of the countrya€™s new way of expressing its obligations to veterans. He shows that the measures developed to reintegrate them into civilian society became essential building blocks for the Canadian welfare state and helped pave the way for the unprecedented prosperity of the 1950s. A comprehensive study of a fundamental change in the relationship between government and citizens, On to Civvy Street is also a timely reminder of the debt the country owes its veterans.Canadaa#39;s Rehabilitation Program for Veterans of the Second World War Peter Neary ... TheJohnny Home Show (launched on 13 July 1945 with script by Staff Sergeants Frank Shuster andJohnny Wayne of the Army Show, who had a big futureanbsp;...

Title:On to Civvy Street
Author: Peter Neary
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2011-08-25

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