Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):
So far as
older people are concerned, there will be a hardship, although I think there will be a hardship in any event for everyone, old or young. The mortgagee in a great many instances, particularly in Saskatchewan, is either a mortgage company or a loan company or an insurance company. This is what will happen. A man summer-fallows land, and in the heavy land around the Regina plains where he is using tractors and buying oil it is a fairly expensive process. The hon. member for Portage la Prairie (Mr. Leader) suggested $5; but even if we allow $4 to cover the cost of summer-fallow, if one-third can be collected by the mortgagee or vendor all the farmer will get out of the 84 bonus is $2.66. And the mortgagor bears the entire expense. I can understand in the case of coarse grain there is an argument, when the $2 is part of the proceeds of the crop, and it may be that the mortgagee is supplying the seed. But in the case of summer-fallow he is supplying nothing, except that he pays the taxes out of his share of the crop, if there is any.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR TABLING OF MEMORANDUM BT GENERAL MCNAUGHTON ON SUPPLY OF SKILLED MEN
Sub-subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE