HC Deb 29 March 1928 vol 215 cc1355-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what steps he has taken with a view to securing compensation for certain British ex-officers who were induced, by the misrepresentations of a former official representative in this country of the Government of Prince Edward Island, to pay sums of money for investment in silver-fox farms in Prince Edward Island; and whether he can hold out any hope of persuading the Prince Edward Island or Canadian authorities to compensate these officers for the losses which they have sustained?


This matter has been brought to the notice both of the Dominion Government of Canada and also of the Government of Prince Edward Island by correspondence and in personal discussion as occasion offered. The suggestion has been put forward that the Government of Prince Edward Island might grant a compassionate allowance to the victims of the misrepre- sentations, and that the Dominion Government should join in making a grant of an equal amount. But, so far as I am aware, no decision has yet been reached by the Provincial Government in the matter.

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