June 26, 1931

LAB
CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

We have to.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

In the case of

fares that have been advanced do the government collect from the boys?

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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

No, the fare is a gift from the British Empire Settlement board.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Does the minister mean to say that the advances are being collected, or are not being collected?

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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

They are not being collected, and of course no more boys have been brought out since last year.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

If fares have been advanced, the government is not now collecting them?

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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

No. I am told that at

no time have advances been made to juveniles.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Then if no fares

are being taken back from the boys, some of them are being deceived, and certain persons are collecting fares when they ought not to be doing so. It is a matter for very serious investigation.

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CON

Finlay MacDonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. MacDonald, Cape Breton):

Shall the item carry?

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

No, Mr. Chairman, I want to ascertain the facts with regard to this matter.

Progress reported.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned without question put, pursuant to standing order. Monday, June 29, 1931.


June 26, 1931