April 23, 1923

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I think we should hear from the minister; it is news to the committee that we have starving Indians.

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LIB

George Newcombe Gordon (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The item is for Ontario and Quebec.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

There may be some in Ontario and Quebec, though I do not know any.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I had intended to make a statement with respect to the Indian department generally. The matter is a very important one to which I have given some considerable attention, and I am prepared to say some things with respect to the Indian department that I think the House should know. I am asking for a very considerable increase in the appropriation for Indian education. I believe that is necessary, in view of what I discovered last year in visiting a considerable number of the western reserves. I cannot speak with authority as to what has happened in eastern Canada because I have not visited those reserves. But as my statement would take at least half an hour, I might better give it to a fuller House to-morrow.

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PRO

Robert Forke

Progressive

Mr. FORKE:

I am sorry that I anticipated the minister's statement.

Progress reported.

On motion of Mr. Fielding, the House adjourned at 11.03 p.m.

Agricultural Conditions

Tuesday, April 24, 1923

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April 23, 1923