May 26, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I wish to ask the Minister of the Interior for information in respect to the Saskatchewan Valley Land, Company. I have here a letter which explains the matter perhaps better than I could explain it. The letter reads :
Would you kindly inform me if the Saskatchewan Valley Land Company have any agreement with the Canadian government to sell homestead lands. I bought the northeast quarter 12-31-1, west third meridian recently. Their contract calls for actual residene on this land for three years and I have live years to pay for it in. It seems hardly right that a company can take money for this land and compel actual residence which makes it a homestead under homestead rules, and a private concern getting the money which shonid be better applied to the country's welfare. If so, can I obtain full title for this land by paying all the price this fall or any time before the three years? Hoping you will favour me with an early reply and thanking you for your kind consideration, I remain, Sir,
Yours respectfully,
NORMAN WILLERTON, Craik, Saskatchewan.
As I do not understand very thoroughly the exact scope of this inquiry I thought, that as the minister will know the circumstances, it was best to apply to him in this way.

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