Mr. D. C. ABBOTT (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance):
On behalf of the Minister of Finance I should like to announce the most successful result of the food industry's February war savings stamp drive. The food industry established for themselves an objective of $2,000,000. They have obtained total sales of $3,055,188, being fifty-three per cent in excess of their objective.
Never before in the history of war savings have so many stamps been sold in a single month. The success of this campaign has been a stimulant to the war savings effort. I am confident that its impetus will be an important factor in emphasizing the need for greatly increased and continuing sales of war savings stamps throughout the year. I cannot speak too highly of the efforts of the thousands of people who did so much to make this campaign a success. They have made an important contribution to our war financing.
Subtopic: ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULT OF FOOD INDUSTRY'S FEBRUARY DRIVE