Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):
Mr. Speaker, at the last sitting of the house the hon. member for Parkdale (Mr. Spence) asked whether the government was taking any action in connection with the resolution regarding small .property holders moved by the hon. member for St. Mary (Mr. Deslauriers) and passed by the house on February 27. In reply may I say that it was at that time and still is the opinion of the government that the question of granting relief or assistance to small property holders is primarily a municipal one. In the preparation of the budget and other government policies due consideration is being given to this class of Canadian citizens.
Subtopic: PROPOSED STUDY OF THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION LOOKING TO EQUITABLE TREATMENT