April 27, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

PRO

Thomas George McBride

Progressive

Mr. McBRIDE:

I am not quite satisfied with the minister's answer. We have out there a large number of idle men, and Kamloops has not been asking the Dominion government, or any other body, for assistance to give the idle men employment. I think the least this House can do is to revote the amount that was voted to do the excavating and to put in the foundation of that post office at Kamloops, this spring, which will give the men some employment. A large number of them are returned men.

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who are out of work and who have been living there from hand to mouth. Many of them went there for their health, and I think as little as this House or this Government can do is to revote what was voted some years ago in order, at least, that the excavating may be. done and the foundation put in. I trust the minister can see his way to have that done.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT OF PREMIER NORRIS
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