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

UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

I quite realize that the language of the Minister of the Interior was not definite in this respect, although I took it as definite. In fact, I took it as so definite that these provisions of the recommendation would be carried out and some method of dealing with the situation introduced at this session, that I took the responsibility-and I am only one of many who did-of urging scores of men whose books I had gone through and who had proved to me that they could not pay, to stay with it. I gave them what I understood to be the government's assurance that their case would be dealt with. These men have stayed on their land, at considerable loss, in the hope and, as they believed under the assurance, that a satisfactory measure would be brought down this year.

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT ACT, 1919, AMENDMENT
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