February 13, 1951

DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT

CREATION OF NEW DEPARTMENT

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:

That it is expedient to present a bill (a) to constitute a department of defence production, to be presided over by a minister, with appropriate provision for the employment of officers, clerks and employees: (b) to provide that the minister shall take steps to mobilize, conserve, and co-ordinate all economic and industrial facilities in respect of defence supplies and defence projects, and in connection therewith, to buy or otherwise acquire defence supplies and to construct defence projects, and for these purposes to confer appropriate powers on the minister and to provide for the establishment of a defence production board revolving fund; and (c) to provide further that the governor in council may do and authorize such acts and things, and make from time to time such orders and regulations as he deems necessary to control and regulate the production, processing, distribution, acquisition, disposition, or use of materials, or the supply or use of services deemed essential for defence purposes.

He saidi: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT
Subtopic:   CREATION OF NEW DEPARTMENT
Sub-subtopic:   MOBILIZATION OF ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES
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Motion agreed to.


NATIONAL PARKS

INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF PARK IN NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. J. Browne (St. John's West):

Would the Minister of Resources and Development be good enough to tell us what progress has been made in connection with the establishment of a national park in Newfoundland?

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF PARK IN NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Resources and Development):

That is a matter which has received a good deal of consideration. It is still under consideration, but I am not able to report any definite progress at this time.

Topic:   NATIONAL PARKS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF PARK IN NEWFOUNDLAND
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HOUSING

WINNIPEG


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

What consideration is the Minister

of Resources and Development giving to the request of the Winnipeg branch of the Canadian Legion that some way be found to retain wartime houses in Winnipeg on a rental basis for veterans in dire need of low rental housing accommodation?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG
Sub-subtopic:   LOW RENTAL HOUSING FOR VETERANS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Resources and Development):

I thank the hon. member for giving me notice of this question, which I received just prior to coming into the chamber.

The Winnipeg branch of the Legion has been in contact with me and with Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation about the sales program of veterans housing. When the agreements were drawn up, they contemplated the sale of the houses. The agreements provided that there would be a $400 lot fee payable to the city in the event of sale within the first five years, and that thereafter the lot fee would be $200. In response to requests from many veterans, the government decided to sell these houses to veterans when the $200 arrangement came into effect. That program has been instituted and is going very well throughout the country. So far about 300 houses in Winnipeg have been put up for sale, and the remaining 1,300 will be made available for sale when the $200 lot fee arrangement applies.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG
Sub-subtopic:   LOW RENTAL HOUSING FOR VETERANS
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Does that mean that no consideration is being given to the Legion's request that this program be suspended?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG
Sub-subtopic:   LOW RENTAL HOUSING FOR VETERANS
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INQUIRY AS TO REINFORCEMENTS FOR CANADIAN FORCES


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. Pearkes (Nanaimo):

Would the Minister of National Defence inform the house whether there are today in Korea the ten per cent first-line reinforcements for the Princess Patricias which it is customary to send with all field forces into a theatre of war?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REINFORCEMENTS FOR CANADIAN FORCES
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minisier of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, the rate of reinforcements provided to meet conditions in Korea- according to the best of my recollection because I had no notice of this question- is eighty-five officers and men per month. This seems to have been found adequate in the experience of the other forces fighting there. The men necessary to supply these reinforcements indefinitely, of course, are at Fort Lewis

Inquiries of the Ministry in the third battalion of the Princess Patricias and the other formations there. En route to Korea are enough to look after the first month's requirements after the Princess Patricias go into action. Whether or not they are actually in Korea with the unit or somewhere between Japan and Korea, I cannot say. It is a matter of hours, one way or the other.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO REINFORCEMENTS FOR CANADIAN FORCES
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RECROSSING OP 38TH PARALLEL BY UNITED NATIONS TROOPS

February 13, 1951