Hon. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (Minister of Public Works):
Yesterday the hon. member for Saskatoon City put the following
questions to the Minister of Public Works;. but I was out of the house at the time. I should now like to reply. The questions were:
Is it the intention of the minister to evict, on May 31 some sixteen families from the London block in Saskatoon? If so, is the government prepared to take responsibility for finding shelter for these families at that time?
In 1945 the Department of Public Works took over two floors of that building for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some months ago, because of the expansion of their activities, they requested more space in the same building. We gave notice of eviction some days ago to take effect on May 31. Since that notice was sent out I have received written complaints, addressed to me personally, from every tenant; therefore I have asked the officers of the department to reconsider the situation and try to find space elsewhere.
Subtopic: NOTICE OF EVICTION ON MAY 31 FROM LONDON BLOCK, SASKATOON