When I asked the minister a few moments ago a question about films illustrating the achievements of industry I had in mind that perhaps the estimates did not show what industrial results might come from the showing of films. I am sure that some industrial results have been achieved through the showing of films that I have seen. In that respect, I have been wondering whether the department has a line of films with regard to the large water powers of Canada: for instance, Grand falls and its watershed in New Brunswick; Shawinigan Falls plant in Quebec; the Shipshaw Power Plant, Beau-hamois and Gatineau in Quebec; High falls in Ontario, west of Ottawa; Chats falls on the Ottawa river-when I say "falls" I mean power plants-the power plants on the Otonabee and Trent rivers in Ontario; the power plant operated by the city of Orillia;
the Niagara falls power plants; the Iroquois falls power plants in northern Ontario; the Spanish river power plants; Sault Ste. Marie power plants on, the St. Mary river; the Nipigon river power plants in Ontario and the Winnipeg river power plants in Manitoba, and perhaps the Bow river plants in Alberta. Unfortunately there are none that I know of of any consequence in Saskatchewan. I hope the day is not far distant when Saskatchewan too will have cheap hydro power for development which must take place on the Saskatchewan river. Then there are the Powell river and Columbia river plants in British Columbia. My thought is that pictures showing the development of industry, either large or small, that have been achieved in Canada so far by these power plants which I have named would not only be intensely interesting but induce investors who wanted to come to Canada from other countries-and we hope many of them will come-to build plants in Canada. Perhaps someone in some of the United States, British or European cities, on seeing films covering something like that which I have described, would come to Canada to open up plants of some kind; I hope so.
I am not going to deal with any of the financial aspects to-night so far as the film board is concerned, because others are more capable of doing so than I am. I am interested in only one thing, namely, what the film board can do to induce the erection of industrial plants and through that provide more jobs for Canadians. I am convinced that if the film board can do one thing it ought to be able to do that. Recently we had a picture dealing with "Across Canada". It was not along the lines of what I have just mentioned, but I for one enjoyed it very much. It was shown in this building. I would hope that the board is equipped to send such films throughout the country. We have it, and we might as well make the best use of it we can with a view to developing industry and giving jobs. Others may have other ideas, but my life has been associated with organizing business to give jobs. Whatever the film board can do along that line I, for one, shall be pleased with it.