June 9, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

1, 2 and 3. Applications which were
received for sugar for home canning amounted to more than twice the available supply. The board therefore proceeded to make an allocation to each territory covered by a local ration board based on the number of applications from that territory. Each local ration board was then advised of the total amount of sugar which would be available for its territory and was asked to make such distribution as appeared equitable under all circumstances.
It was pointed out that in some areas it might be appropriate to draw a distinction between urban and rural areas, while in other areas a standard allocation to all applicants might be more equitable. The decision in each individual territory was left with' the Local Ration Board concerned which
accounts for the differences in actual distribution which is made in the various areas.
4. (a) The total amount of sugar for
canning purposes to be allotted for Canada is 100,000,000 pounds of which 99,383,000 pounds was distributed pro rata among the
provinces as follows,
Prince Edward Island 825,475
Nova Scotia 4,418,900
New Brunswick 3,552,100
Quebec 25,644,400
Ontario 34,807,400
Manitoba 7,291,825
Saskatchewan 8,211,600
Alberta 7,350,900
British Columbia 7,280,400
Total 99,383,000
The remaining 617,000 pounds were held in reserve and have since been distributed.
4. All employed on fuelwood cutting with exception of fifteen in May on fire protection.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIDING MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK-CUTTING OF FUEL WOOD
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