April 4, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

We have been dealing with the western provinces from the very beginning on the basis of grants in aid, to assist them in dealing with the unemployment situation. Not only that; but in the city of Winnipeg, as my hon. friend is aware, the late administration as well as this government made extraordinary provision in connection with the establishment of a sewage disposal plant. The expenditure there ran very close to $4,000,000, and the dominion government either advanced or loaned the money to the province and municipality. I do want the hon. gentleman to understand that we have not been indifferent to the situation in Winnipeg.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   MEASURE FOR ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS
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