Mr. W. J. ROCHE (Marquette).
I am well aware that many of these settlers have been notified to vacate their premises on the reserve, but they have been notified so often that they look on it as a farce and have not the slightest intention of leaving. They say they will not leave and do not think the government have power or authority to expel them. I think the minister will have considerable difficulty in ridding the reserve of a considerable number of these squatters. I have here a letter from a gentleman who wished to take up land in one of the townships taken from the reserve. He says :
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