May 30, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

No. No consideration has been given to that during the past year. The matter was fully discussed in this chamber a year ago, when the dollar for dollar privilege had terminated. Soldier settlers who were in difficulties were encouraged to secure an adjustment under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, which was a much more equitable way of dealing with their problem than the dollar for dollar bonus. As a matter of fact, the bonus was going to quite a considerable number of soldier settlers who were in a position to pay the amounts they owed, and while it was a great boon to them, very often it did not give sufficient assistance to men who were hopelessly behind. However, as my hon. friend will recall, that was fully discussed a year ago.

Topic:   GOLD CLAUSE OBLIGATIONS
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR DISCHARGE BT PAYMENT OF NOMINAL OR FACE AMOUNT
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