May 20, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)


Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct the attention of the government to reports emanating from the province of Alberta which indicate that there is still a grave condition of unemployment in the principal cities of that province, and particularly in Calgary. In the town of Drum-heller, in the mining area in my constituency, I find that 80 per cent of the miners are out of work, and it is estimated that there are approximately 1,000 men who are either out of work entirely or who are working only two shifts a week. I wish to ask the government if there is any hope that their hearts may be softened in this matter and that they may extend some relief to meet this situation.

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