Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Minister of the Interior):
Mr. Speaker, with the consent of the House, I desire to introduce a Bill to amend the Forest Reserves and Parks Act. Although notice has been given, yesterday being a holiday it does not appear on the Order Paper to-day. In view of the necessity of the Act being considered at an early date in order that the reductions from the Forest Reserves for the purpose of Soldiers' settlement may be made available in the following month, I would like time to be saved to the extent of three or four days by having the introduction gone on with to-day. The purpose of the Bill is to take from certain of our forest reserves some areas that have been inspected and found fit for agricultural purposes. I therefore beg to move, with the consent of the House, for leave to introduce Bill No. 125, to amend the Dominion Forest Reserves and Parks Act.
Motion agreed to and Bill read the first time!
Subtopic: LAND FOR SOLDIERS' SETTLEMENT TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM FOREST RESERVES.