May 26, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I see the point which
the minister misses. But is there not this consideration as against what the hon. member (Mr. Speakman) is arguing, that the purchase was made under more or less involuntary conditions? We had to buy; the farmer knew well enough that we were obliged to.

Soldier Settlement Act
He knew that we might have a choice as regards some lands, but we were bound to buy at that time, and very often we had no choice; the soldier simply took a fancy to some knd and we had to get it. But when you are selling it is different; there is nothing involuntary about the matter, and unless the man actually wants the land he does not buy-

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT ACT, 1919, AMENDMENT
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