August 23, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Robert Ross (Roy) Knight

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)


There are two subjects I should like to draw to the attention of the minister. The first might very easily have followed the minister's talk about how these uniforms were converted to rags. There is a good deal of speculation around my home city of Saskatoon as to the amount and disposal of army material stored there. According to sessional paper 248 of July 16 some 87 carloads of material were stored in the T. Eaton building in Saskatoon, including 6 carloads of wearing apparel, 46 carloads of bedding, 35 carloads of camp equipment. I believe this material has to be moved in the immediate future. I do not know whether the T. Eaton Company requires its property, but I understand this material is to be dis-

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posed of, and there is some speculation as to its ultimate disposition. I presume the army has seen to it that the material has been kept in good shape, that it has not suffered damage from moths or vermin, though I was not able to elicit that information by my question. It is interesting to note that the premises were leased from the T. Eaton Company on January 15, 1941, and that since that time the dominion government has been paying this company SI,000 per month for the use of that property. For some reason the rent now has been reduced to $980. It would be interesting to know what fraction of the building was given back to the T. Eaton Company for that $20 a month.

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