March 16, 1948

QUESTION AS TO NOTICE TO TENANTS TO BUY OR VACATE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. FULTON (Kamloops):

I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply, based upon information I have received from Montreal, Fort William and other parts of Canada concerning tenants of Wartime Housing units now under the administration of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Are any tenants of Wartime Housing in any part of Canada now under notice to buy or vacate their houses? Will the minister make a full statement on the matter, and will he give an assurance that no evictions will take place until the house has had an opportunity to consider his statement?

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO NOTICE TO TENANTS TO BUY OR VACATE
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

I made a statement previously on the subject in reply to a question by the hon. member for Kamloops having to do with housing projects in Montreal and the answer I gave them, applies to the question he has just asked. Whenever Wartime Housing undertakes to sell a housing project there is some changing about of tenants in that the purchasers are allowed to choose the houses they desire to buy, but as I said previously, no tenant is left without a house. There may be a matter of a tenant being asked to move to another house in the same area, but in no case is a tenant left without a house.

Topic:   WARTIME HOUSING
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO NOTICE TO TENANTS TO BUY OR VACATE
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GOLD MINING INDUSTRY

INQUIRY AS TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


On, the orders of the day:


LIB

Roland Beaudry

Liberal

Mr. ROLAND BEAUDRY (St. James):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. Has any financial assistance been given the gold mines in Canada since February 1, 1948? If not, is any contemplated? If any is contemplated, from what date will it apply?

Topic:   GOLD MINING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance) :

No assistance has been given the gold mining industry since the date mentioned. The only assistance contemplated is that provided by Bill No. 7, which is now on the order paper and which I hope will be passed before very long. The proposed assistance will be retroactive to December 1 last.

Topic:   GOLD MINING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

QUESTION AS TO BRINGING FORCES UP TO STRENGTH


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alan Cockeram

Progressive Conservative

Mr. ALAN COCKERAM (York South):

In view of the reply of the Minister of National Defence to a question asked by the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) in respect to the armed forces, would he tell the house some time in the future what steps are being taken to bring these forces up to strength?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO BRINGING FORCES UP TO STRENGTH
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. BROOKE CLAXTON (Minister of National Defence):

That is hardly the type of question that can be dealt with briefly in, an answer, but I can tell my hon. friend that steps have been taken to obtain recruits by publicity over the radio, in the press and by other means, so as to bring the armed forces of Canada, both active and reserve, up to authorized strength. Good progress is being made, and, in comparison with other countries where similar conditions obtain, the showing is encouraging. Men are being taken in at about the rates we want to have them for the army. Recruit classes in the army are full. We would like to have far more for the navy and air force, and we are ready to take more in most of the reserve units, but altogether reasonably good progress is being made.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO BRINGING FORCES UP TO STRENGTH
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HARBOUR COMMISSIONS

NEW WESTMINSTER-REFUNDING OF DEBENTURES, GUARANTEE OF LOANS AND REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES


Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance) moved the second reading of Bill No. 148, respecting the New Westminster Harbour Commissioners and to provide for the refunding of maturing financial obligations. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the house went into committee, Mr. Macdonald (Brantford City) in the chair. On section 1-Short title.


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

Mr. Chairman, I know that the parliamentary assistant is very anxious to make a lengthy statement to supple-

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ment his shorthand report of yesterday and I suppose we should not deny him that privilege.

Topic:   HARBOUR COMMISSIONS
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER-REFUNDING OF DEBENTURES, GUARANTEE OF LOANS AND REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES
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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. R. W. MAYHEW (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance):

If the hon. member were not more accurate in his other assumptions we would not pay much attention to him because the parliamentary assistant is not at all anxious to make a speech at any time.

Topic:   HARBOUR COMMISSIONS
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER-REFUNDING OF DEBENTURES, GUARANTEE OF LOANS AND REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

We are anxious to hear you.

Topic:   HARBOUR COMMISSIONS
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER-REFUNDING OF DEBENTURES, GUARANTEE OF LOANS AND REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES
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March 16, 1948