March 28, 1924 (14th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

It will be about the same. I have a note that indicates that wheat has been ripened every year except one at Fort Vermilion, and of course where wheat will ripen, coarse grains will ripen better still. I shall be glad to have any views regarding the desirability of keeping' those northern sub-stations open. The expense is not very heavy. I understand that in that district there are some three or four hundred settlers. I am sure the advantages of that pioneer district will be comparatively limited, and if we do anything to abolish this institution, those settlers may feel that we are deserting them altogether. I understand settlers are still going in there.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
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