Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement in connection with the new postage stamps to be issued on September 16.
Our present pictorial postage stamps, which were first issued in 1942 and 1943 to depict the war effort of the Canadian people, are to be replaced by new designs in keeping with the turn from wartime pursuits to ways of peace.
No change will be made for the present in the 1-cent, 2-cent, 3-eent, 4-eent and 5-cent postage stamps which bear portraits of His Majesty the King.
On Monday September 16 of this year a new series of pictorial postage stamps will be issued illustrating the basic industries and raw materials of Canada, which are of such tremendous importance to the future of our country and the world. The new series of postage stamps will be of the following denominations and subjects:
8-cents, brown-Eastern Canadian farm scene, Ontario.
10-cents, olive-green-Great Bear lake, showing scene of first pitchblende discoveries.
14-cents, dark brown-Hydro-electric power station on Saint Maurice river, Quebec.
20-cents, carbon-blue-Combined reaper and harvester, prairie provices.
50-cents, green-Lumbering operations in British Columbia.
$1, purple-New train-ferry, with fishing-boat, Prince Edward Island.
7-cents air mail, blue-Canada geese in flight near Sudbury, Ontario.
17-cents air mail and special delivery, violet blue-Transatlantic mail plane over Quebec City.
10-cents special delivery, green-The arms of Canada, with laurel and olive branches symbolic of victory and peace.
Subtopic: PICTORLAL POSTAGE STAMPS TO BE ISSUED SEPTEMBER 16