May 28, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

On the point raised by the chairman, perhaps it would help if I were to say this. I was going to suggest that we confine ourselves to the matter which was brought up by the hon. member for Fraser Valley, the reason being that-at least this is my hope-as soon as this motion passes the resolution stage and we get the bill into the house, we can go on to deal with the estimates; because some of the matters that are being discussed now could properly be taken up under P.F.R.A. or under special votes provided for British Columbia and other parts of Canada. Most of what has been said by the hon. member for Kamloops should really come under those items. It would be better to discuss them then than to take up so much time now, and then have a discussion again on the items I have indicated. Both the matters having to do with the prairies and with the valleys generally in British Columbia can be considered better under the other items.'
I may say that the director of P.F.R.A. is already in British Columbia. He has been there since Tuesday of this week. The director of marketing went up yesterday and will be taking note of all that is happening in that section of the province, and he will then report back to us.

Topic:   MARSHLANDS
Subtopic:   RECLAMATION AND DEVELOPMENT-ASSISTANCE TO MARITIME PROVINCES
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