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


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


Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

There is no doubt that so far as the legality of the scheme is concerned you could say to the licensees: Keep your timber. But you 'have stepped in and deprived them of the privilege of logging, made it very expensive, and the logical thing to do was to exchange that timber for timber of equal value, just as we are doing at Banff national park to-day, because we do not want the licensee to cut the timber and destroy the scenic value of the park. I am trying to substitute for that timber other timber of equal value. But in this particular case we did not seem to be able to come to an agreement about it. Always there was a difference of opinion as to the value. My hon. friend is keeping away from the question of the value of [DOT] the berths altogether.

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