May 26, 1939

LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I am informed that it was not purchased through an agency.

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CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

Can the minister tell me who was the owner of the farm, and at what it was assessed at the time of purchase?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

If my hon. friend wants detailed information I will have one of the officers of that branch come down and we will give him all the information we have.

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CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

Could the minister not give me the assessed value of that land which he purchased for $40,000? I think he should be able to do that.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I am not refusing to do it, but I think my hon. friend will admit that a minister cannot carry all these details in his head. I am willing to give all the information that we have.

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CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

Thank you. I am sorry. Go ahead.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

The land was expropriated, and the public works department is making a valuation. The price is not yet fixed. This is merely an estimate.

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CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

At what

amount was the property assessed?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I have not that information, but I will get it for the hon. member if he wants it.

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Item agreed to.


DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES


Lands, parks -and forests branch. Government of the Northwest Territories- 131. General administration, operation and maintenance of services, including Wood Buffalo park, $265,980.


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Leslie Gordon Bell

Mr. COLD WELL:

What is the Wood Buffalo park?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Minister of Mines and Resources):

The Wood Buffalo park is partly in Alberta and partly in the Northwest Territories. It is almost in the northeast corner of Alberta. Its area is a little over 17,000 square miles.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

They have a number of wood buffalo there?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Yes, some wood buffalo and some ordinary prairie variety of buffalo.

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CON
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

So far we have had no reports of any differences of opinion between them.

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Item agreed to. Lands, parks and forests branch. 132. Eastern arctic expedition, $27,000.


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

Under which item do the reindeer come?

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May 26, 1939