Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):
should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture, arising out of a press dispatch of yesterday's date from Saskatchewan, to the effect that one of the departmental officials has stated that the prospects for crops in Saskatchewan, by reason of the grasshopper menace, are the worst in that province since the early thirties. Will the minister give consideration to providing national assistance to alleviate what would be a national disaster, if the belief of his representative in Saskatchewan is borne out by the fact?
Subtopic: MENACE TO CROPS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE