March 9, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I have no information
available to provide what has been suggested by the hon. member for Weyburn (Mr. Douglas), that is, to indicate where these different works have been carried out and their number. I can say, however, that the first year the act was in operation $750,000 was voted, and to the best of my memory the amount expended was in the neighbourhood of $400,000. The next year $1,000,000 was voted and a little over $750,000 was expended. The year following $2,000,000 was voted and between $1,600,000 and $1,700,000 was expended. This past year $3,500,000 was voted, of which the greater part will have been expended before the end of March. I do not think there will be more than $100,000 remaining unexpended if there is that amount. The number of projects runs
Prairie Farm Rehabilitation

into the hundreds, and I am not sure that they do not run into the thousands. It would be impossible for me to enumerate them at the moment, but I can have the information brought down and placed on the table so that hon. members can discuss the matter in detail when the legislation is going through or on my estimates, which, after all, would give us the best opportunity.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
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