Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):
should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture, arising out of a speech which he delivered in Saskatoon within the last week. It has to do with the Prairie Farm Assistance Act. Having regard to the fact that the drought area in the western provinces was worse last year than -ever before, has the government in contemplation amendments to the Prairie Farm Assistance Act in order to provide for an increase in the amount payable, the alteration of the qualifying boundaries, or, generally, amendments to remove certain anomalies that have been found in the operation of the act; and if such amendments are made, will they apply to the 1949 failure?
Subtopic: QUESTION AS TO AMENDMENTS TO INCREASE AMOUNTS PAYABLE, ETC.