I think it may well be
asked why we should take up time going over all this again. It has been gone over at least four times in this house, year after year, to my certain knowledge. I have not the papers with me, the minister has not, the matter was closed and ended twice, three times, four times; now we are at it again. I said that I sat at a conference in the government buildings at Regina. Certain representations were made, I do not carry the names of the people in my head but I think if hon. members will turn up Hansard they will find perhaps that I was then able to remember the names. It was a conference held with the government and certain repre-
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sentatives of those who lived in the devastated areas, and the suggestion was made that they thought it highly desirable that they should have opportunity to treat it not as charity but as a loan; and I said, Very well. After that it was so treated in some eases, not in all. Since then some $8,000 has been repaid, I was not aware of the figure until it was mentioned.
Subtopic: BILL IN TERMS GENERALLY OF RELIEF ACT, 1933, WITH PROVISION RESPECTING DELAYED RELIEF ACCOUNTS