What is the amount of the lien notes outstanding in Saskatchewan for direct relief, and what justification is there for holding these notes, when direct relief was administered in other provinces without the taking of notes?
.Mr. GORDON: Any notes taken in Saskatchewan were taken by the provincial government. I do not know the amount of the notes, but I have taken up with the provincial government the question of any adjustment that will be made if these notes are paid. The hon. member is however quite right; so far as I am aware, notes were not taken in the other provinces in the way in which they were taken in Saskatchewan. I am advised that in many instances, particularly in the southern part of the province, or the so-called drought area, where people were not bankrupt in the sense that they had no liquid assets, but had merely fallen upon misadventure by reason of crop failures, they requested that the relief granted be treated as an advance and tendered their notes for the assistance given. I have not the total amount of these notes, but the province will make an adjustment with the dominion government as and when any of them are paid.
Subtopic: BILL IN TERMS GENERALLY OF RELIEF ACT, 1933, WITH PROVISION RESPECTING DELAYED RELIEF ACCOUNTS