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

UFA

William Thomas Lucas

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. LUCAS:

The government has received a certain value through the erection of the barn. Fifty-five hundred dollars was paid for the farm which Ogilvy abandoned and it was resold to a British settler for $5,200. I have been advised by the officials of the department that had this barn not been on the property the farm could not have been sold for within $1,000 of the price received. I have seen this barn myself; it is 60 feet by 28 feet, one of those fine hip-roof barns you see when driving through the country. This man is a returned soldier who has received no benefits or assistance from the government and who is attempting to carry on in the district. He is finding it hard to make ends meet and I think the government should attempt to meet this situation.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND FISHERIES
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