May 26, 1944

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

The new interest that would be provided by my hon. friend would be a retrograde interest. I would be desperately afraid if the thing were entrusted to my hon. friend. However, this vote does not cover what the department is doing for the development of forest resources; it is merely for the supervision of the work of these prisoners of war in internment camps.

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Item agreed to. Alternative service work camps, $127,000.


NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Would the minister explain this and tell us where these camps are establ-lished?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

The alternative service camps are in three national parks; Banff, Kootenay and Riding Mountain, and in Kana-naskis forest station in Alberta and the Peta-wawa forest station in Ontario.

War Appropriation-Mines and Resources

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NAT
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

It is the same as I explained under the previous vote; that is, pit props,

eordwood, pulpwood, fence posts and other products of that kind.

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NAT
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Yes. The only part of that province in which we could get this work done would be away up in the northern section.

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NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

Would the minister say how he finds the Doukhobors work in his camps?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Fortunately or unfortunately, personally I think fortunately, we have no Doukhobors in any of these camps.

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NAT
LIB
IND
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

In Kootenay national park, which is between Banff and Golden.

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Item agreed to. National parks bureau- Alternative service work camps, $250,000.


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Would the minister explain why this description appears in two separate items? First we have alternative service work camps, $127,000, and now alternative service work camps, $250,000. Is the work different? Why should there be two items dealing with this matter?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

One covers the work in the dominion experimental forest stations I mentioned a moment ago, Kananaskis in Alberta and Petawawa in Ontario. The other is for the work in the national parks, which I also mentioned; Kootenay, Banff and Riding Mountain. It is merely a distinction. Probably they could have been linked together, but putting it in this form gives more complete information.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Then the camps you mentioned cover both these items?

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LIB

Item agreed to. Surveys and engineering branch- Prince Rupert-Terrace^Cedarvale highway, $3,000,000.


May 26, 1944