December 13, 1945


Section agreed to. On section 14-Application.


LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

There is an amendment, Mr. Chairman, that the word "section" in line 16 be deleted and the following substituted therefor, "sections seven and".

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

I move accordingly, Mr. Chairman.

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Amendment agreed to. Section as amended agreed to. Progress reported.


NATIONAL HOUSING ACT

INCREASE IN APPROPRIATION FOR LOANS AND GUARANTEES


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance) moved the second reading of bill No. 239, to amend the National Housing Act, 1944. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Macdonald (Brantford City) in the chair. On section 1-"Cooperative housing project".


CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

Would the minister

make some explanation of this section?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

This is a new definition. Subsection 3 of section 4 of the main act enables loans to be made for the construction of a cooperative housing project on the same terms as loans are made to home owners. Subsection 3 provides that each shareholder of a corporation or beneficiary under a trust deed shall have possession of a housing unit. The subsection does not, however, specify the percentage of the units which must be owned by shareholders or beneficiaries under a trust deed. The new definition covers this omission and provides that at least seventy-five per cent of the units are to be leased to shareholders or beneficiaries, as the case may be.

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PC

Herbert Alexander Bruce

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRUCE:

I wish to take advantage of this amendment to put in a plea with the minister to assist the university of Toronto to get what is known as the Eglinton Hunt club quarters for housing for student veterans of this war who will enter for the next session, 1946. We are very short of housing in the city of Toronto. If these buildings could be obtained it would relieve living accommodation for other citizens. Therefore I ask the minister if he will use his best efforts to have the air force who are now occupying this building, in part only, give it up for the purposes of the university.

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John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

That will be for students?

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PC

Herbert Alexander Bruce

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRUCE:

Yes.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Is the hon. member personally satisfied that the Eglinton club quarters would be all right for the purpose?

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PC

Herbert Alexander Bruce

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRUCE:

Yes. It has been investigated by the superintendent of buildings of the university who has reported that it would suit admirably for housing a large number of returned veteran students.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

How many?

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PC

Herbert Alexander Bruce

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRUCE:

I think it would take about 400, perhaps 450 who otherwise would have no place to live. A thorough canvas has been made of possible living quarters without success. We have had to take Ajax, as the minister probably knows, and this will be filled to capacity next year. I urge upon the government to vacate this building and make it available for veteran students.

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John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

Would the students have individual rooms, or would there be large community rooms, dormitories, to accommodate them?

National Housing

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Herbert Alexander Bruce

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRUCE:

I think there are both, but it does not matter much. The crying need is accommodation for our students, and this building is near the university where they attend lectures.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I will look into that situation. I do not know the terms under which the government has the premises, whether they have a lease-

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Yes.

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December 13, 1945