February 3, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Now the right hon. gentleman is suggesting that in one province we should spend through the commission and in the other provinces, I suppose, spend through the provincial governments. I have on my desk a list of the people the commission employed. Do hon. members know how many were employed by the commission or rather by those who were administering its affairs? It might be well at this stage to point out the way these commissions are usually set up. The commission was set up in this manner in Saskatchewan. They took five men, all of whom were busy men, all of whom had their own businesses to attend to, made them a commission, and said, "We are going to make you responsible for administering relief in the province of Saskatchewan."

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