March 15, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Yes, I have that here. The total is not impressive in relation to the entire problem. Relief settlement agreements continue in force in the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta.
In Quebec there are at the present time settled on the land 3,123 families with 15,578 dependents, a total of 18,701 individuals. During the present fiscal year 1,452 families have been settled with 6,777 dependents, or a total of 8,229 individuals.
In Manitoba there are at the present time settled on the land 1,057 families with 4,354 dependents, or a total of 5,411 individuals. During the present fiscal year 275 families have been settled with 1,206 dependents, or a total of 1,481 individuals.
In Alberta there are at the present time settled on the land 568 families with 2,170 dependents, or a total of 2,738 individuals. During the present fiscal year 136 families have been settled with 520 dependents, or a total of 656 individuals.
The number of abandonments during the current year is very small. Of those noted above as being settled during the fiscal year the following abandonments have been noted: Quebec, nil; Manitoba, thirteen; Alberta, six.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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