February 19, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

No, not at all. Matters are at present being carried on with all the provinces under the relief act of last year, and the time is definitely certain. The relief act expires by the effluxion of time at the end of the fiscal year, and the agreements with the provinces under which we now operate will expire with the close of the fiscal year. Between now and that time, if the representations made by the provinces seem to indicate the necessity for continuing help to them, then that matter will have to be determined by the government, and the policy of the government with respect to it

will not be unduly delayed, but will be brought before the house at the earliest possible moment.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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