April 4, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Argen-teuil, Minister of the Interior) :

During the period when production was very necessary, a scheme of breaking land upon the Indian reservations was undertaken under the supervision of Mr. Graham, who is the official in charge at Regina. He has made a very fair success of the undertakings. Naturally it is not desirable to continue that work, but there is the question of getting the land back into the hands of the Indians who farm the land, and these are invariably students coming out of school. A very large proportion of that land has been given to these young students, and they are now established in farming them. I would have had the figures with me had I

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anticipated this matter coming up this evening, but I have not got them here.

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