Soldier Settlement Act (R.S.C. 1927, c. 188)

Act current to 2016-01-25

Marginal note:Rescission of agreement subject to order of court
  •  (1) Notwithstanding anything in this Act, on or after the first day of July, 1930, in any case where the Board, before exercising as against the land the right of rescission of the agreement with any settler who is in default, gives to the settler the statutory notice as required by this Act of its intention to do so, no rescission of the agreement shall take place where, within the period set forth in the notice, the settler advises the Board in writing of his opposition to the proposed action, or where the Board has otherwise reasons to believe that a dispute may arise, unless an order of a County or District Court Judge is issued declaring the rescission of his agreement warranted.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (2) The Governor in Council may make such regulations as he deems fit for the procedure in applications to a District or County Court Judge for an order under this section, and may by such regulations modify and dispense with any provisions as to procedure which might otherwise affect such application, or in the rules and practice of any such Court, and all such regulations shall be published forthwith in the Canada Gazette.

  • 1930, c. 42, s. 1.
Marginal note:Credit of 30% to settler’s account When application for revaluation not disposed of Maximum not to exceed total indebtedness

 Notwithstanding anything in this Act, in the case of any settler qualified and established upon the land in accordance with the provisions of this Act and regulations thereunder, who has not abandoned his land and whose agreement with the Board has not been terminated, rescinded or assigned, the Board shall credit the settler’s account as on the standard date in 1929 with an amount equal to thirty per cent of the settler’s indebtedness to the Board as on that date; provided that in the case of any such settler whose application for revaluation under section sixty-eight of this Act has not been finally disposed of, the settler’s indebtedness as on the said standard date shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to be the amount owing by him to the Board as on the said standard date less the amount of the depreciation in the value of the land, if any, determined as provided by section sixty-eight of this Act; provided further that the maximum amount which may be so credited to any settler in accordance with the provisions of this section shall in no case exceed the settler’s total indebtedness to the Board.

  • 1930, c. 42, s. 1.
Marginal note:Board’s rights in live stock to be released Exceptions

 Notwithstanding anything in this Act, on or after the fifteenth day of June, 1930, in the case of any settler holding under purchase from the Board any live stock to which the Board retains title pending the completion by the settler of the payment of balance of the purchase price thereof, or on which the Board has a charge, lien, or other encumbrance as the result of any advances made to the settler pursuant to the provisions of this Act, the Board’s right, title and interest in such live stock shall be released by the Board in favour of the settler; provided that such release shall in no way relieve the settler from the payment by him to the Board of the balance of the purchase price of such live stock remaining unpaid together with accrued interest, or from the repayment of any amount secured by a lien, charge or other encumbrance against such live stock; provided further that no such release of title shall be made in favour of the settler where the settler has with the Board’s consent assigned his interest in such live stock to another party to whom the Board is obligated to deliver clear title upon the fulfilment by such party of certain obligations to the Board.

  • 1930, c. 42, s. 1.
Marginal note:Certain interest charges remitted Application of payments made

 All interest charges which accrued under this Act during the twelve months immediately preceding the standard date in 1932, other than in respect of any contract between the Director and any person under and by virtue of an agreement between His Majesty’s Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Government of the Dominion of Canada and bearing date the twentieth day of August, 1924, are remitted, and any payment heretofore made in respect thereof shall be applied toward reduction of principal indebtedness.

  • 1932-33, c. 49, s. 1.
Marginal note:Time extended for credit on payments of arrears
  •  (1) Any settler or person indebted in respect of any contract or agreement made prior to the first day of January, 1933, under the provisions of this Act, who after the thirty-first day of March, 1933, makes payment on or before the thirty-first day of March, 1941, in respect of any arrears due and payable before the first day of April, 1938, shall, subject to the provisions of this section, receive credit toward payment of such arrears for a further sum equal to the payment made.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) No such additional credit shall be accorded in respect of moneys the proceeds of alienation of any property charged under this Act or of fire insurance or due as the cash down payment under any agreement for sale of land.

  • Marginal note:Evidence satisfactory to Director must be produced

    (3) Any such credit shall be accorded only upon production to the Director of evidence satisfactory to him that any fire insurance premium payable and all taxes imposed in respect of such person’s interest in the land charged under this Act during the then current year in the case of payment of arrears or the year or years in respect of which payment is made in the case of instalments have been paid or made the subject of arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) This section shall not apply to any person indebted under a contract between him and the Director under or by virtue of an agreement between His Majesty’s Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Government of the Dominion of Canada mentioned in section seventy-two of this Act until the consent thereto of His Majesty’s Government of Great Britain has been obtained as hereinafter provided, or to a settler or person in respect of land held under this Act by virtue of a lease.

  • 1932-33, c. 49, s. 1;
  • 1936, c. 10, s. 1;
  • 1938, c. 14, s. 2.
Marginal note:By consent of British Government, Director may apply certain provisions to British settlers

 Upon the consent of His Majesty’s Government of Great Britain to bear the loss thereby occasioned in the proportion specified in the agreement between His Majesty’s Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Government of the Dominion of Canada mentioned in section seventy-two of this Act, the Director shall apply mutatis mutandis the provisions of section seventy, seventy-two and seventy-three of this Act to any person indebted under a contract for purchase of land entered into with the Director under and by virtue of such agreement.

  • 1932-33, c. 49, s. 1.
Marginal note:Director’s rights in equipment to be released Exceptions

 Notwithstanding anything in this Act, on or after the thirty-first day of March, 1933, in the case of any settler holding under purchase from the Director any equipment to which the Director retains title pending the completion by the settler of the payment of balance of the purchase price thereof, or on which the Director has a charge, lien, or other encumbrance as the result of any advances made to the settler pursuant to the provisions of this Act, the Director’s right, title and interest in such equipment shall be released by the Director in favour of the settler; provided that such release shall in no way relieve the settler from the payment by him to the Director of the balance of the purchase price of such equipment remaining unpaid together with accrued interest, or from the repayment of any amount secured by a lien, charge or other encumbrance against such equipment; provided further that no such release of title shall be made in favour of the settler where the settler has with the Director’s consent assigned his interest in such equipment to another party to whom the Director is obligated to deliver clear title upon the fulfilment by such party of certain obligations to the Director.

  • 1932-33, c. 49, s. 1.
 
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