Alan Webster Neill
I am grateful to the minister for allowing this discussion on the principle of the bill. He says that this puts the soldier settlers into the same position as other settlers in Canada. That is partly my argument; that it is going to do them an injury because at present they are not in the same position as any other settlers. He says that this will ease the burden upon the municipalities, which burden has been considerable. I do not see how letting them take the land is going to lessen the burden on them as they inevitably will have to take the land for the reason that the soldier settlers will not be able to pay the taxes.
Topic: SOLDIER SETTLEMENT ACT