April 10, 1934 (17th Parliament, 5th Session)

CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

Mr. Chairman, a while ago the hon. member for Charlevoix-Sague-nay (Mr. Casgrain) asked for figures concerning the Yukon. The amount in the estimates for this year is $102,000. In former years the amounts for similar purposes were as follows:
1929- 30 $217,7001930- 31
225,5001931- 32
185,5001932- 33
162,5001933- 34
115,000
So hon. members will see that the estimates for the Yukon have been reduced from $225,500 in 1930-31 to $102,000 this year. With respect to the sums that were allotted in connection with relief I am told, although I am not acquainted with that locality, that there was a great deal of distress among the elderly prospectors and the Indians. The money was devoted partly to direct relief and partly to relief by way of work on roads, bridges and so on. In the county of Char-levoix-Saguenay last year the Dominion government, having had representations made to it that people needed relief, approved of

thirty-five schedules covering works aggregating some $207,800.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   BILL IN TERMS GENERALLY OF RELIEF ACT, 1933, WITH PROVISION RESPECTING DELAYED RELIEF ACCOUNTS
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