April 7, 1941

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is, prior to a certain day?

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Yes.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Is it unanimous on the part of the committee?

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Yes.

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Motion agreed to.


ALBERTA NATURAL RESOURCES

AGREEMENT RESPECTING POWER DEVELOPMENT FOR WAR PURPOSES AFFECTING WATERS IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK


Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Minister of Mines and Resources) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 60, to amend the Alberta Natural Resources Act.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Explain.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Late last autumn the decision was reached to establish an ammonium nitrate plant at Calgary, for purposes of aiding in the manufacture of certain classes of munitions in Canada. The question of power

was an important one. It is estimated that the plant when completed will utilize about

23,000 horse-power. As the matter was one of considerable urgency, an application was made by the Calgary Power company, supported by the Department of Munitions and Supply, for power to raise the level of lake Minnewanka, in the Banff national park. By raising the level of the lake a dependable flow of water could be assured, particularly during the winter months. After full consideration, the decision was reached to grant the application of the Calgary Power company to proceed with this work. It was desired to have the power available not later than November first of this year. Accordingly permission was given to the Calgary Power company, by an order in council under the War Measures Act, to proceed with the work, subject-I desire to make perfectly clear-to approval by parliament.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

And the province of Alberta.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Yes, subject to approval by the parliament of Canada so far as the federal interest in it was concerned. The province of Alberta, through its government, had already requested that the government here take the necessary action. The procedure will be to amend the Alberta Natural Resources Act. That procedure is necessary because, wihen this additional water is stored, some of it which is now in the province of Alberta will come inside the boundaries of the national park, and of course when it passes through the power plant which is to be erected near Anthracite it goes again into the domain over which the Alberta government have control.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

The effect of this bill, if passed, will be to deliver for all time the entire power production of the Bow river. That is the effect of it.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I beg your pardon?

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

It will be the delivery to the Calgary Power company for all time of the entire hydro-electric power of the Bow river.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

That is a matter that is not within the control of the federal government. What will happen in that respect depends upon the Alberta government so far as their works outside the park are concerned. The leader of the opposition is quite correct in saying that once these works are established they will likely remain. That is to say, it is not contemplated -that $2,000,000-because we are informed that is about what the works will cost-would be expended and then the works

Private Bills-Procedure

dismantled when the war was over. That is not contemplated, nor indeed would it be a wise procedure.

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NAT

Karl Kenneth Homuth

National Government

Mr. HOMUTH:

Has any work been proceeded with as yet?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Yes. Some of the work is being proceeded with under the order in council passed under the War Measures Act about the middle of December last. That was to enable the work to be gone on with at once in order that the power might be available not later than November 1 of the present year.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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PRIVATE BILLS

ONTARIO AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPANY LIMITED

April 7, 1941