June 25, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

That is the government of Saskatchewan. The only other question that has been raised, as a result of which we consider it advisable to refer the matter to certain others, is a report which was brought down, not at our request but at the request of the Saskatchewan government. I do not think the Saskatchewan government accepts it as final, or even as good advice. However, a report was brought down by Cass-Beggs, an economist or engineer from Toronto, who was asked by the provincial government to make a report. He puts up an argument to' the- effect that you may be able to produce power more cheaply from coal than from the water that would be available at this dam. That is a point concerning which some people would like to be satisfied, and I do not know that any great delay is going to be caused. I doubt very much if any delay will be caused in arriving at a decision because of the appointment of the committee. I think the committee will speed up rather than slow down a decision on all these points I have mentioned.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT OF ACT TO PROVIDE FOR APPOINTMENT AND SUPERANNUATION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, ETC.
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