March 25, 1936

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Who condemned the land?

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SC

Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. QUELCH:

The government engineers.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

What government engineers?

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SC

Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. QUELCH:

I could not give the minister the exact date, but the figures were quoted in Hansard last year and they are on file. The information can be found.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I have no knowledge of any land being condemned by government engineers and then later made available for returned soldiers. I shall be glad to look up the point. I think the hon. member is referring to condemnation of land by provincial government inspectors or engineers, but these soldiers were settled on this land some fifteen years ago. I was in the house at that time and I recall the discussion that took place when the legislation was being put through. I have no recollection of that point having been brought up at any time, but I shall be glad to get some further information.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I think what the hon. member is referring to is the fact that certain areas were opened up for settlement against the protest of certain government officials that this was range land and unfit for settlement.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

That is away back.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Yes. When he speaks of condemnation, I think he means that in the light of subsequent events the reports then made should have been acted upon instead of the lands being opened up for settlement.

That argument was put forward in the case I have in mind and that is perhaps what the hon. gentleman himself has in mind. May I assure the minister that I am not thinking of legislation for single cases; what I am suggesting is an amendment to the present statute to make it applicable in the case of a trustee. Such a case would be where a father, shall I say fearing that his son might be indifferent to his own financial interests, would say to his son that the land had better be taken out in his, the father's, name so that it would not be improvidently dealt with. If he can establish the relationship of trustee

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

That is the difficulty.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That would be up to him. This would apply to all cases except that of a tenant. If a man was a landlord he could not be a trustee. This would apply to cases where for extraordinary reasons and out of consideration and regard for the soldier settler, title was taken in somebody else's name as trustee. If he were not trustee, the benefits certainly could not accrue.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

The leader of the opposition has presented a case to some extent similar to the one I had in mind.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

It was your case.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I am very glad to know that.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

You will only spoil it if you go any further.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

If the hon. member for Davenport will give me the name of the party, I would appreciate having the information.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I will do that later; I did not want to make the name public.

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SC

Eric Joseph Poole

Social Credit

Mr. POOLE:

The minister speaks of the

difficulty of administering this act under certain conditions. If it is true, and I believe it is, that soldiers are settled on land which is not productive, it would certainly simplify administration if they were moved to land that was productive. This act will have to remain in operation until such time as the soldier settlers are made independent and they can never be made independent while attempting to produce farm products on land which has not produced a crop in fifteen years. It is just a waste of money to continue to keep them on such land. I suggest to the minister that a survey should be made to find out what can be done and means should be provided

Wheat Board

either to make this land productive or to move the settlers to land that is productive. After all, the purpose of this act is to provide security for the soldier settler.

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Section agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed. CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD


EQUALIZATION OF PAYMENTS WITH BESPECT TO 1030 WHEAT CROP


Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) moved that the house go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the payment of certain sums of money to the Canadian Wheat Board for distribution to primary producers of wheat in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta who delivered wheat grown in 1930 to Canadian Cooperative Wheat Producers, Limited, through their respective pool organizations, for the payment by the Canadian Wheat Board to Canadian Cooperative Wheat Producers, Limited, of the net credit balance resulting from transactions by Canadian Cooperative Wheat Producers, Limited, in respect of coarse grains grown in the year * 1930, and for the payment of the reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of the act. Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Taylor (Norfolk) in the chair.


March 25, 1936