Mr. DAVID SPENCE (Parkdale):
I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State (Mr. Rinfret). I wish to ask whether the government have given consideration to the resolution introduced some time ago by the hon. member for St. Mary (Mr. Deslauriers) with regard to giving some relief to property owners in urban centres. The minister accepted the resolution at that time and said the government would give consideration to the problems of these people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. I know there are many cases of distress; many people are losing their homes because of high taxation and high interest rates. I assume the government have given consideration to this matter, but I should like to know definitely. I am asking this question to-day because I have a letter from a lady in my own riding telling me that her husband has been sick in bed for the last fifteen months, that she is forced to pay seven per cent on her mortgage, and that she is having some difficulty. I think some consideration should be given these people, and I hope something has been done by the government.
Subtopic: PROPOSED STUDY OF THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION LOOKING TO EQUITABLE TREATMENT