Halifax Medical Commission Relief Committees

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Halifax Medical Commission Relief Committees

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Medical Relief Committees were appointed by the Halifax Medical Commission (HMC), which was established in 1918 by Acts of the Canadian Parliament and the Province of Nova Scotia to care for dependants and disabled victims of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. It had in its purview the restitution of property losses and continued medical treatment. Approximately $30 million was disbursed over the 60-year period, which included grants from the Imperial Government and the Government of Canada. In 1976 the responsibilities of the Halifax Medical Commission were transferred to the Canadian Pension Commission along with $1.5 million to defray costs.


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