April 9, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Does this vote cover
existing obligations?
Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour).: This item consists in part of
existing obligations under relief settlement agreements with the provinces and in part of anticipated new obligations under the present agreements. Perhaps I could explain that in this way. The agreements provide for continuing payments to those who have been settled under the previous agreements and also for new settlements of families falling within the terms of the agreements. Therefore we are providing in part for expenditures to which we are committed and in part for anticipated expenditures during the coming year.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
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