Provincial Government 1949-1972

Resettlement
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Resettlement Program
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Resettlement Justified?








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Petition1

PART 1
Be it resolved that we, the householders of …………………… an isolated community consisting of ……………… householders, have this ……… day of ……… (month) 19…… hold a Public Meeting with a quorum of ______________ no. of persons (A quorum is not less than 50% of householders) and that we do hereby petition the Fisheries Household Resettlement Committee for assistance under the Fisheries Household Resettlement Division to resettle. Be it further resolved that at this meeting we elect ………………………… as Chairman, ………………………… as Secretary and ………………………… Member of our Local Committee and that this Committee be responsible for negotiating with the Director of Fisheries Household Resettlement Division on our behalf.
We hereby certify that both the above resolutions were passed at the meeting.
SIGNED: Chairman of Meeting   _________________
Secretary or Member  _________________
Member  _________________

We understand that the agreement between the Federal and Provincial Governments provides:


1.  A direct Grant of $1000.00 to each household.
(This amount is made up of a Relocation Grant,
Basic Adjustment Grant and a Fisheries
Readjustment Grant).
2.  A Grant of $200.00 on behalf of each member of
the household
3.  The amount exceeded for actual travel and removal
expenses of the households* but not to include the
cost of replacement of real or immovable property.

It is further understood that assistance will be provided only when 90% of the householders of the community signs the petition and agrees to move to communities approved by the Minister. For purposes of the Fisheries Household Resettlement Committee.

* The definition of a “Household” is a unit comprised of

1.  a family including lodgers or employees,
2.  two or more unrelated persons,
3.  two or more families sharing one dwelling, or
4.  one person living alone.

“Householder” means a person or head of a group of persons forming one household.

THIS MUST BE ATTACHED TO 2ND PART OF FORM WHICH MUST BE SIGNED BY THE HOUSEHOLDERS.
Footnotes

1. The petition is taken from Noel Iverson and Ralph Matthews, Communities in Decline: An Examination of Household Resettlement in Newfoundland. (St. John’s, 1968, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University), pp. 154-155.
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