Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to introduce a measure to be called the Supplementary 1941 War Appropriation Act to provide inter alia,
1. That sums not exceeding $135,000,000 be granted to his majesty in addition to the sums granted by the War Appropriation Act, 1941, towards defraying any expenses or making any advances or ioans that may be incurred or granted by or under the authority of the governor in council during the year ending March 31, 1942, for:-
(a) the security, defence, peace, order and welfare of Canada;
(b) the conduct of naval, military and air operations in or beyond Canada;
(c) promoting the continuance of trade, industry and business communications, whether
by means of insurance or indemnity against war risk or in any other manner whatsoever; and
(d) the carrying out of any measure deemed necessary or advisable by the governor in council in consequence of the existence of a state of war.
2. That the governor in council be empowered to reexpend, advance or loan moneys that may be received by way of refund or repayment of advances, loans or expenditures under the War Appropriation Act, 1939, the War Appropriation Act, 1940, the War Appropriation Act, 1941, and the Supplementary 1941 War Appropriation Act.
He said: His Excellency the Govenor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.
Motion agreed to.