Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply) moved that the house go into committee to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to present a bill to establish a corporation to be known as the dominion coal board to administer subventions or subsidies relating to coal voted by parliament, to exercise and perform certain other powers, duties and functions.
Provision is made further for the advisory functions of the board, for the employment of professional and technical advisers and assistants and their remuneration, and for all expenses of the act to be paid out of moneys appropriated by parliament for the purpose.
Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Macdonald (Brantford City) in the chair.