April 29, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The speech from the throne opening the present session of parliament forecast action to bring all matters relating to the construction of housing, as largely as possible under the administration of one minister of the crown. By order in council P.C. 1513 of April 16, 1946, the responsibility for housing has been vested in the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. Hitherto, the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply has been responsible for the operations of Wartime Housing Limited, but other aspects of housing responsibility have been vested in the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Under the new arrangement, the responsibility for the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, which was established early this year under the Minister of Finance and which has responsibility for the administration of the National Housing Act and of the emergency shelter regulations, in addition to the financing of housing construction, will be transferred to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. Arrangements have also been made to coordinate the operations carried on under the Veterans Land Act in relation to non-farm housing with the activities which will now centre in the Department of Reconstruction and Supply.
I wish to table a copy of order in council P.C. 1513 of April 16, in relation to housing.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF P.C. 1513 VESTING RESPONSIBILITY IN MINISTER OF RECONSTRUCTION
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