June 3, 1941 (19th Parliament, 2nd Session)

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

I
would like to ask the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) if he will be kind enough to give consideration to the following. From the business and commercial standpoint, the city of Toronto at present has no direct representation in the cabinet. This may not be a matter which a private member should bring up, but the Prime Minister's family have had a very long and close association with the public affairs of that city, his grandfather having been its first mayor. The city is the commercial and industrial metropolis of Canada, a leader in war work, recruiting, patriotic activities of all kinds, and a large subscriber to war loans. True, the hon. Postmaster General (Mr. Mulock) was born and bred there and his distinguished grandfather has done a great deal for the city, but the Postmaster General does not represent a Toronto seat directly, and in the past we have at times had two or three ministers in the cabinet representing the city. Will the Prime Minister give consideration in the contemplated cabinet changes to giving our city increased representation in addition to our present representative?

Topic:   CITY OF TORONTO
Subtopic:   REQUEST WITH RESPECT TO REPRESENTATION IN CABINET OP BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
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