Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):
I should like to reply to the question asked yesterday by the hon. member for Waterloo South (Mr. Homuth) with regard to the natural gas situation in western Ontario. I shall table a report on this matter as soon as it can be obtained, but in the meantime I can say that the power controller and the oil controller have been in active negotiation recently in an effort to augment the supply of gas for the coming winter. I have been informed verbally that arrangements have been completed which will, I think, bring about a more satisfactory condition in the supply of natural gas in western Ontario.
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Subtopic: SHORTAGE OF NATURAL GAS IN WESTERN ONTARIO FOR DOMESTIC USE