February 18, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Before the orders of the day are called: I am advised that the city of Halifax has passed a strong resolution with respect to the agreement proposed between the dominion and the province of Nova Scotia, pointing out that the city has been very careful in its distribution of relief and has received a relatively small sum of money for that purpose as compared with other cities of Canada. The question is whether or not the government is prepared to reconsider the terms of the agreement between the province of Nova Scotia and the dominion in the light of the effect it would have upon the city of Halifax. If the hon. gentleman does not desire to answer the question now, it can stand as notice and he can answer it on Monday.
Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): This matter has been brought to my attention by the hon. members for the city of Halifax; also I have received a telegram direct from the city clerk of Halifax, and am communicating with him by telegram to-day.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   FEDERAL GRANT TO NOVA SCOTIA-REPRESENTATIONS OF CITY OF HALIFAX
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