June 2, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)


Hume Cronyn



I hardly think that this is a matter upon which the chairman of a committee which deals entirely with the affairs of soldiers should be asked to express an opinion. The point raised by the hon. member is with regard to the proper division of a possible loss as between the Dominion, the province and the municipality. That is surely a matter for the Government, who are considering the advancing of additional sums on this account, and I would not care offhand to express any opinion about it. I would say, however, that the Dominion does bear some part of the expense of this operation; as I am informed, the Dominion lends to the province at one per cent less than it costs the Dominion to borrow the money. That is quite a considerable item when you consider the large amount involved.

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