May 30, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

The hon.
member has spoken to me already about this matter, and there is another case before the department based on practically the same fact. The one difficulty in a settlement of these matters is the fact that the board has no authority to pay an account of this kind. It does seem to be a hardship that because of lack of knowledge of the act a man should perform services and then be denied his wage, especially in view of the fact that the farm has been considerably improved by the construction of the barn. I will promise my hon. friend that this matter will be looked into very carefully to see if something cannot be done.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES
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