March 18, 1941

LOANS TO PROVINCES

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DOMINION AND CERTAIN PROVINCES TABLED

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

I desire to lay on the table correspondence between this government and the government of Alberta, and between this government and the government of British Columbia, relating to certain loans made by this government to those governments.

Topic:   LOANS TO PROVINCES
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DOMINION AND CERTAIN PROVINCES TABLED
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Is that all the correspondence? There was no correspondence with other governments?

Topic:   LOANS TO PROVINCES
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DOMINION AND CERTAIN PROVINCES TABLED
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

That is all.

Topic:   LOANS TO PROVINCES
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DOMINION AND CERTAIN PROVINCES TABLED
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NATIONAL WAR SERVICES

TABLING OF REGULATIONS, 1940, WITH RESPECT TO RECRUITS

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of National War Services):

I wish to lay on the table two copies of order in council P.C. 1822, providing for national war services regulations, 1940, recruits, and two copies of the regulations.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR SERVICES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REGULATIONS, 1940, WITH RESPECT TO RECRUITS
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Will these regulations be printed and distributed to hon. members, or shall we have to get copies individually?

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR SERVICES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REGULATIONS, 1940, WITH RESPECT TO RECRUITS
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I think it will be possible to have them mimeographed and sent to hon. members, if that is desirable.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR SERVICES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REGULATIONS, 1940, WITH RESPECT TO RECRUITS
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I think it would be.

Topic:   NATIONAL WAR SERVICES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REGULATIONS, 1940, WITH RESPECT TO RECRUITS
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PRIVATE BILL

GENERAL SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA


Mr. SARTO FOURNIER (Maisonneuve-Rosemont) moved the first reading of Bill No. 18 (from the senate) to incorporate General Security Insurance Company of Canada.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILL
Subtopic:   GENERAL SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA
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LIB

Sarto Fournier

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Maisonneuve-Rosemont):

The principle of this bill is to give to the General Security Insurance Company of Canada the status of a dominion company and to place it under the control of the federal department of insurance.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILL
Subtopic:   GENERAL SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA
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MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY

SHORTAGE OF NATURAL GAS IN WESTERN ONTARIO FOR DOMESTIC USE


On the orders of the day: Mr. KARL K. HOMUTH (Waterloo South): I should like to direct to the attention of the Minister of Munitions and Supply a matter of some importance. I brought it to his attention a week or so ago, and I spoke to him about it during the noon hour. A serious situation has developed in parts of western Ontario with regard to the supply of gas for heating purposes. I received a telegram at noon from the chairman of our citizens' committee, which reads: Gas situation really desperate. People draining water systems and deserting homes. Unable to work in our office. In many of these homes are small children; in others are newly born babies, and there is no other method of heating than by gas. In spite of the expected scarcity of gas, the gas company continued to sell heating equipment last summer. This matter is very serious; could something not be done about it? I realize it is more or less a provincial matter, but perhaps there could be cooperation with the province in an effort to stop the use of so much gas in some of our war-time industries.


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):

I have been in touch with the minister of mines for Ontario in connection with this matter, and some months ago he asked my cooperation. At that time I gave instructions that the officers of the department were to cooperate fully with the minister of mines for Ontario in curtailing the use of gas for industrial purposes. The difficulty I think is, as my hon. friend has said, that the gas company itself has greatly oversold the quantity of gas that can be produced, and it is difficult for this government to do anything other than to assist, if we are asked by one of our contractors to assist in installing oil instead of gas. We have been doing that for some time. We have been encouraging our contractors to change over from gas to oil. If the Ontario government minister responsible can suggest any further cooperation I am sure we shall be very glad to give it.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF NATURAL GAS IN WESTERN ONTARIO FOR DOMESTIC USE
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March 18, 1941