April 4, 1946

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I did not hear the speech made by my hon. friend on March 25, but I will bring the case to the attention of the emergency housing authorities.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO 53 CANADIANS OCCUPYING ONE HOUSE IN TORONTO
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ROWE:

Or the Minister of Reconstruction.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO 53 CANADIANS OCCUPYING ONE HOUSE IN TORONTO
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ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRANCE APPLICATIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. PEARKES (Nanaimo):

Will the Minister of National Defence announce the closing date for applications for entrance

Canada Day

to the Royal Military College? My question is prompted by to-day's press release giving similar information about Royal Roads.

Topic:   ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRANCE APPLICATIONS
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of National Defence):

I did not receive notice of the question. The whole matter of the future of the Royal Military College is now under consideration and I hope to be able to make a statement in that regard in the very near future.

Topic:   ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE
Subtopic:   CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRANCE APPLICATIONS
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POSTAL SERVICE

PARCELS TO NORWAY AND OTHER OVERSEAS COUNTRIES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

William Irvine

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (Cariboo):

May I ask the postmaster general a question? I am informed that it takes five months to send a parcel from British Columbia to Norway and it costs a small fortune. Is there any likelihood of quicker transit and a cheaper rate in the near future for parcels dispatched to foreign countries?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PARCELS TO NORWAY AND OTHER OVERSEAS COUNTRIES
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General):

I shall have to look into the question as regards Norway. I know that we are sending parcels there to-day but I do not know exactly what time it takes. I shall give an answer within a few days.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PARCELS TO NORWAY AND OTHER OVERSEAS COUNTRIES
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AIR FORCE

BUILDINGS AT FOOT OF YONGE STREET, TORONTO


On the orders of the day:


PC

Harry Rutherford Jackman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. R. JACKMAN (Rosedale):

May I ask a question of the Minister of National Defence for Air? In a Toronto newspaper there appeared a report that air force buildings at the foot of Yonge street-

Topic:   AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS AT FOOT OF YONGE STREET, TORONTO
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The rules forbid

the reading of quotations from newspapers in asking questions on the orders of the day.

Topic:   AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS AT FOOT OF YONGE STREET, TORONTO
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PC

Harry Rutherford Jackman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JACKMAN:

May I ask the minister

whether air force buildings at the foot of Yonge street, which have formerly been a storage depot, are to be wrecked, or whether they will be used in helping the housing crisis now facing my own city.

Topic:   AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS AT FOOT OF YONGE STREET, TORONTO
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

Hon. COLIN GIBSON (Minister of National Defence for Air):

When any buildings are no longer required by the air force they are turned over to the war assets allocation committee, and if not required by other government departments they are then turned over to WTar Assets Corporation, which makes the decision regarding the disposition of such buildings.

Topic:   AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS AT FOOT OF YONGE STREET, TORONTO
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PC

Harry Rutherford Jackman

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JACKMAN:

I would ask the minister to apply that very general principle to the specific case which I have given him? May I have an answer?

Topic:   AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS AT FOOT OF YONGE STREET, TORONTO
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April 4, 1946