Before the bill leaves the committee I wish to ask the minister a question pertaining to a reserve in my constituency. In the township of Nedellia is the county of Temiskaming there is a reserve occupied by a small number of Indians. It is two miles across by six miles long and in the centre of a well-settled district. The settlers are very anxious to have the reserve removed-if possible-of course, always with the intention of reimbursing the Indians for the land they may abandon. The settlers desire this because the Indians are not making any roads through the reserve, and therefore, it is necessary to travel considerable distances to get to and from town or church, which is very inconvenient for the settlers. I understand the matter has been before the minister on several occasions and I should like to know if he is making any progress towards its settlement.
Topic: WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic: INDIAN ACT AMENDMENT