The subject referred to by the hon. member scarcely comes under the vote of civil government, but since it has been brought up I might as well discuss it now. Many schemes, all founded on the assump-
tion that they will be state-aided with money have been put forward by municipalities and provinces and societies, but the government has not, up to the present time, given any encouragement to state-aided land settlement -that is, any new state-aided land settlement. The provinces of Saskatchewan and Quebec and probably some other provinces have taken steps towards provineially-aided land settlement, but so far as this government is concerned it has not indicated to anyone that it is prepared to embark upon state-aided colonization.