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

LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

If my hon. friend will forgive me, it is a most laborious task to ascertain accurately what is required for such large areas. I can assure him that exact information has been received only within a week; in fact I had to withdraw the resolution and reintroduce it because of an error. I can assure my hon. friend that the matter has been followed up with both provinces as diligently as -possible. As Minister of Finance I am not inclined to jump at a broad statement by any province that it needs X dollars. Frankly it is my duty to know the basis of the request and have it demonstrated in some detail. There has to be discussion back and forth. My right hon. friend has gone through it before-

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