March 25, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

That question is beside the point, but I may tell my hon. friends opposite that if they will review the columns of the Regina Leader-Post they will find many a report in the last month criticizing both the government here and the government in Saskatchewan, and criticizing them far more bitterly than anything we have seen in this newspaper with respect to the distribution of seed and handling of relief.
I should like to know whether this government have had any request from the provincial authorities for an increase in the quantity of seed that will be given to the individual farmer. A very serious condition prevails out there. There are many farmers, with more than 250 acres, who should be provided with seed, but the present regulations will not permit of this.
I do not think we should hold up this , measure at this stage, but when the bill gets into committee we shall have to ask for certain details. There is a shortage of horse power out there; there is no question about it. Another report in the newspaper from
which I have already quoted, of the same date, March 22, intimates that horses brought in from pasture are dying.

Topic:   SEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   GUARANTEE OF LOANS FOR PURCHASE OF SEED AND OTHER ASSISTANCE IN SEEDING OPERATIONS IN WESTERN PROVINCES
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