Mr. J. F. JOHNSTON (Lake Centre):
I wish to direct a question to t'he Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) with regard to the percentage of reduction in debts by the board of review now operating in the province of Saskatchewan. It has been reported that under the present board the percentage of reduction is 43-9 as against 27-8 under the previous board. My question is this: will farmers whose cases were reviewed by the previous board be permitted to resubmit them and have them reviewed by the present board?
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): There is no provision in the law which would enable such a rehearing as my hon. friend requests. As he and other interested members are aware, the privy council has recently held the particular statute
in question to be valid. Until that decision was reached no detailed consideration had been given to the possibility of amendments, and I cannot indicate at this stage whether amendments will or will not be proposed this session.
Subtopic: REDUCTION OP DEBTS BY BOARD OF REVIEW IN SASKATCHEWAN