January 21, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

Mr. Speaker, before the
dinner recess I had been dealing with the expulsion of Indians from reserves, and I referred in particular to the case of the threatened eviction of 118 Indians from the Hobbema reserve in Alberta. I had pointed out that these Indians are being expelled because it is alleged that three of their common ancestors took scrip, a certificate which entitled metis or halfbreeds in the period prior to 1900 to a money grant or in lieu of that to a grant of land. I had also pointed out that the business of scrip had proved to be a fiasco.

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