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Whereas, the Government of the Dominion of Canada and the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan recognise that a serious situation exists in a portion of the Province of Saskatchewan, owing to the recent severe drought and consequent crop failure, and that the settlers in the areas affected are in many cases in need of certain relief by way of provisions and fuel;

And whereas, the Governments aforesaid have undertaken to provide such relief to the said needy settlers affected on the terms and in the manner hereafter set forth;

Therefore, it is agreed by the said Minister of the Interior and the said Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan as follows:

(1) That the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan will undertake the distribution of relief to said settlers whether owning their land or holding the same under entry from the Dominion of Canada and in accordance with their necessities.

(2) The respective Governments aforesaid will each bear one-half of the amount of such relief and for such purpose the Government of the Dominion of Canada will from time to time and upon the request of the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan pay over to the latter the necessary funds to meet its one-half share of the total amount of relief as provided; it being understood, however, that no part of the expense of the administration in connection with the distribution of such relief is to be paid by the Government of the Dominion of Canada.

(3) The security of liens taken for relief advances shall be in favour of the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan, except in cases where relief is being extended to settlers upon unpatented lands, in which event the security or liens on such unpatented lands shall be in favour of the Government of the Dominion of Canada.

(4) If relief is provided by a municipality and the Government of the province discharges a liability for the actual amount of such relief or part thereof incurred by the guarantee of such municipality, the Government of the Dominion of Canada will pay the province one-half of the amount paid to discharge such liability; and thereafter one-half of any amount collected by the province in respect to such relief or the security taken therefor shall be paid to the Government of the Dominion of Canada and where money is collected either by the Government of the Dominion of Canada or by the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan in respect to other

advances made under this agreement, the Government making such collections shall pay one-half of the same to the other Government.

(5) No discharge or partial discharge should be given of any security except by mutual consent of the Premier of Saskatchewan and the Minister of the Interior or in accordance with principles to be hereafter mutually agreed to.

(6) The nature of relief to be distributed and the amount of money to be expended therefor, as well as the evidences of debt and form of security to be given by the occupants of patented lands shall be determined by the province, provided that no lien upon land taken pursuant to this section shall take precedence over any instrument registered prior thereto. In the case of occupants of unpatented land evidences of debt and security shall be taken in favour of the Dominion in such form as may be determined by the Minister of the Interior.

(7) All securities taken for the above purposes shall carry a rate of interest of seven per centum (7%) per annum.

(8) An Order in Council was passed on the 13th December, 1920, authorising the Minister of the Interior on behalf of the Government of the Dominion of Canada to enter into the Agreement here with and the Honourable W. M. Martin will undertake to have an Order in Council passed by the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan as soon as possible ratifying the said Agreement, and the Minister of the Interior and the Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan will undertake to have their respective Governments pass, at their next session of Parliament, the necessary legislation approving, ratifying and confirming the Order in Council and Agreement made for the purpose, aforesaid.

In witness whereof the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands the day and year first hereinbefore written.

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PART III.

(Section 3b)

ORDER IN COUNCIL.

Approved and Ordered,

(Signed) H. W. NEWLANDS,

Lieutenant Governor.

Regina, Wednesday, November 9, 1921.

The Executive Council, having had under consideration a Memorandum of Agreement between the Honourable James Lougheed, Minister of the Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Government of the Dominion of Canada, and the Honourable W. M. Martin, Premier, on behalf of the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan, entered into on the twenty-seventh day of October, 1921, a copy of which Memorandum of Agreement is attached hereto and made part of this Minute, advises that the said Agreement be hereby ratified and confirmed, and declared to be and always to have been. from the date of the execution thereof valid and binding upon the parties thereto.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT.

Memorandum of Agreement between the Honourable James Lougheed, Minister of the Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Government of the Dominion of Canada, and the Honourable W. M. Martin, Premier, on behalf of the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan, entered into this twenty-seventh day of October, 1921.

Whereas, the Government of the Dominion of Canada and the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan recognise that a serious situation exists in a portion of the Province of Saskatchewan, owing to the recent severe drought and consequent crop failure, and that the settlers in the areas affected are in many cases in need of certain relief by way of provisions and fuel;

And whereas, the Governments aforesaid have undertaken to provide such relief to the said needy settlers affected on the terms and in the manner hereafter set forth;

Therefore, it is agreed by the said Minister of the Interior and the said Premier of Saskatchewan as follows:

(1) That the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan will undertake the distribution of relief to said settlers whether owning their land or holding the same under entry from the Dominion of Canada and in accordance with their necessities.

(2) The respective Governments aforesaid will each bear one-half of the amount of such relief and for such purpose the Government of the Dominion of Canada will from time to time and upon the request of the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan pay over to the latter the necessary funds to meet its one-half share of the total amount of relief as provided; it being understood, however, that no part of the expense of the administration in connection with the distribution of such relief is to be paid by the Government of the Dominion of Canada.

(3) The security of liens taken for relief advances shall be in fayour of the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan, except in cases where relief is being extended to settlers upon unpatented lands, in which event the security or liens on such unpatented lands shall be in favour of the Government of the Dominion of Canada.

(4) If relief is provided by a municipality and the Government of the province discharges a liability for the actual amount of such relief or part thereof incurred by the guarantee of such municipality, the Government of the Dominion of Canada will pay the province one-half of the amount paid to discharge such liability; and thereafter one-half of any amount collected by the province in respect to such relief or the security taken therefor shall be paid. to the Government of the Dominion of Canada and where money is collected either by the Government of the Dominion of Canada or by the Government of the Province of Saskatchewan in respect to other advances made under this agreement, the Government making such collections shall pay one-half of the same to the other Government.

(5) No discharge or partial discharge should be given of any security except by mutual consent of the Premier of Saskatchewan and the Minister of the Interior or in accordance with principles to be hereafter mutually agreed to.

(6) The nature of relief to be distributed and the amount of money to be expended therefor, as well as the evidences of debt and form of security to be given by the occupants of patented lands shall be determined by the province, provided that no liens upon land taken pursuant to this section shall take precedence over any instrument registered prior thereto. In the case of occupants of unpatented land evidences of debt and security shall be taken in favour of the Dominion in such form as may be determined by the Minister of the Interior.

(7) All securities taken for the above purposes shall carry a rate of interest of seven per centum (7%) per annum.

(8) The Minister of the Interior and the Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan will undertake to have an Order in Council passed as soon as possible by their respective Governments to ratify the Agreement here with, and the Minister of the Interior and the Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan will undertake to have their respective Governments pass, at their next session of Parliament, the necessary legislation approving, ratifying and confirming the Order in Council and Agreement made for the purposes aforesaid.

In witness whereof the parties hereto have hereunder set their hands the day and year first hereinbefore written.

Signed in the presence

of

(Sgd.) W. W. CORY.

Signed in the presence of

(Sgd.) LOTTIE CRAIG.

(Sgd.) JAMES A. LOUGHEED,

Minister of the Interior in behalf of the Dominion Government.

(Sgd.) W. M. MARTIN,

Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan in behalf of the Province of Saskatchewan.

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