Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):
Mr. Speaker, I am
sorry I was not in my seat yesterday when [DOT]the hon. leader- of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) referred to the Vancouver harbour commissioners. He said that it had been reported that the commissioners had in their minds the turning over of the work connected with that harbour to a private firm to be carried out upon a cost plus basis. I am pleased to say that the practice which has been followed and which will be followed is that of calling for open tenders.
SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD On the orders of the day:
Mr. W. T. LUCAS Camrose): Mr. Speaker, I would like to inquire of the Acting Minister of Immigration (Mr. Stewart) regarding [DOT]the report that the soldier settlement board has refused to consider the supplying of seed and feed to soldier settlers who live in districts where there was a crop failure last year, and where the municipalities will not furnish this seed or feed because the board have a first charge against the holdings. If that report is not correct, will the minister state if the board will make the necessary advances for that purpose?