February 12, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I do not suppose they invited the hon. member for Swift Current or the hon. member for Weyburn of that time. I do not suppose they invited the hon. member for Assiniboia. I do not suppose they invited the hon. member for Willow Bunch to that particular meeting. There is very little of the drought area left in the province of Saskatchewan, if you leave out of consideration the constituencies I have just named, represented by the members I have indicated. It continued:
It has not yet been reduced to final form, so far as operations in 1935 are concerned, but it appears probable that the dominion will

Farm Rehabilitation Act
spend approximately $5,000,000 on five specially selected areas. One of these will be in Manitoba to the west of Deloraine, three will be in Saskatchewan, and one in Alberta. Each area will comprise one township or thirty-six square miles. The expenditures would he, roughly, one million dollars each.
That was the first plan mentioned by the Minister of Agriculture from Ottawa at that time.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT
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