March 25, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)

SC

Eric Joseph Poole

Social Credit

Mr. POOLE:

The minister speaks of the
difficulty of administering this act under certain conditions. If it is true, and I believe it is, that soldiers are settled on land which is not productive, it would certainly simplify administration if they were moved to land that was productive. This act will have to remain in operation until such time as the soldier settlers are made independent and they can never be made independent while attempting to produce farm products on land which has not produced a crop in fifteen years. It is just a waste of money to continue to keep them on such land. I suggest to the minister that a survey should be made to find out what can be done and means should be provided
Wheat Board

either to make this land productive or to move the settlers to land that is productive. After all, the purpose of this act is to provide security for the soldier settler.

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OP TIME FOR PAYMENTS OF ARREARS OR INSTALMENTS SUBJECT TO BONUS PRIVILEGES
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