Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to either the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) or the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner), and I am basing it upon a telegram which has reached me in connection with a very serious matter affecting the chairman of the vegetable marketing board in the province of British Columbia. Before I ask my question I will read the telegram.
Leslie Gilmore, chairman of the coast vegetable marketing board, is being sold out by the sheriff to-morrow, Thursday, on account of judgment against him in respect of claim for return of levies collected under Dominion Marketing Act. Surely dominion government will not permit such a thing to happen. Respectfully suggest immediate action be taken . . . to protect this man who acted in all good faith under a statute enacted by dominion government.
My question is: is it the intention of the government to take immediate action to prevent Mr. Gilmore, chairman of the marketing board, from losing all he possesses and being thrown out on the street; or in the event of this happening will the government protect Mr. Gilmore by indemnifying him?
Subtopic: JUDGMENT AGAINST CHAIRMAN OP BRITISH
Sub-subtopic: COLUMBIA COAST VEGETABLE MARKETING BOARD FOR RETURN OF LEVIES COLLECTED