Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):
I should like to make a short statement with respect to Arctic weather forecasting stations.
To enable Canada to provide more accurate and longer range weather forecasting to meet her domestic and international obligations, the government proposes to establish nine weather stations in the Arctic during the next three years. The most northerly of these will be located in the vicinity of Eureka sound on the northwestern side of Ellsmere island approximately 600 miles from the north pole. The main weather station will be established at Winter harbour on Melville island at approximately latitude 75 north, longitude
Subtopic: PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF STATIONS IN THE ARCTIC