Alan Webster Neill
If the government were to announce-and I think this is what the settlers desire in such cases-that it would pay the taxes and charge them up to the settlers, then the status quo would be maintained; that is to say, the municipalities would be relieved; the government equity would be preserved, because after all the taxes have to be paid, and the settler would not have his agreement automatically rescinded. It is the automatic feature of rescindment to which I object. The minister said that the proportion of taxes paid by soldier settlers varied from thirty to forty per cent, but the general payment all over Canada was 51-6 per cent. That shows the soldier settlers are not able to pay up in the same proportion as are the other people.