Mr. J. H. MATTHEWS (Kootenay East):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Prime Minister, a copy of which I have addressed to him. In view of the terrible flood damage sustained by the town of Kimberley, British Columbia, estimated to be well over $1,000,000, will the government give earnest consideration to the granting of some financial assistance to those who have been rendered homeless and who have lost their all? I may say, sir, that I have received a telegram from the mayor of Kimberley asking if it is possible to get some financial assistance from the government.
Subtopic: KIMBERLEY AND OTHER BRITISH COLUMBIA AREAS -QUESTION OP FEDERAL ASSISTANCE