Mr. Chairman, when item 239 was called I asked the minister what the coal board was doing to initiate an effective national fuel policy for Canada. The minister got up immediately and said with a great deal of enthusiasm, "I expected the hon. member was going to ask that and I have something here to tell him which is really going to be good," or words to that effect. I immediately said to myself, "This is just before an election and they are coming out with a national fuel policy, which is all to the good; elections do some good at
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Supply-Mines and Technical Surveys some times". But when I listened to the minister I found that there was no semblance of a new national fuel policy for Canada to be found in his remarks.
Subtopic: SELECTED STATISTICS ON CANADIAN COAL MINING BASED ON REPORTS BY DOMINION BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND DOMINION COAL BOARD