March 9, 1953


On the orders of the day:


PC

Albany M. Robichaud

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. M. Robichaud (Gloucester):

May I

ask the Minister of National Defence or the

Inquiries of the Ministry Secretary of State when the return to an order for papers appearing under my name, and passed by this house on January 28, asking for a copy of all correspondence concerning the teaching of religion and French at the Woodfalle school, Royal Canadian Air Force, at Rockcliffe, Ontario, will be brought down? This order may be found at page 193 of Votes and Proceedings of January 28.

Topic:   WOODFALLE SCHOOL, ROCKCLIFFE
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LIB

Frederick Gordon Bradley (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. F. G. Bradley (Secretary of State):

I will make inquiries and have the necessary order brought down as soon as it can conveniently be done.

Topic:   WOODFALLE SCHOOL, ROCKCLIFFE
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HOUSING

SUGGESTED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CENTRAL


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. J. W. Noseworthy (York South):

May

I direct a question to the Minister of Resources and Development? Will the minister comment on the Toronto Daily Star's recent report of a new understanding reached between Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the lending institutions, a copy of which report was sent to the minister?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CENTRAL
Sub-subtopic:   MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION AND LENDING INSTITUTIONS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

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

May I thank the hon. member for sending me a copy of the newspaper clipping. At the present time activity in the housebuilding field is very buoyant. The government, as always, is anxious that within the limits of availability of materials, labour and mortgage financing the demand for houses be met. To that end there was a meeting of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the larger lending institutions on Wednesday, February 25. This meeting was one of a series of regular meetings between the corporation and the lending institutions, at which general mortgage conditions are discussed.

During 'recent weeks there have been representations that mortgage commitments in sufficient quantity are not available from the lending institutions. These representations, together with the routine meeting, have led to rumours that some new arrangement has been made. This is not the case. But the lending institutions and Central Mortgage are aware that at the moment the demand for mortgage funds seems greater than the supply.

As in the past, Central Mortgage and the lending institutions are co-operating towards finding ways and means of ensuring that there will be sufficient joint loans under the National Housing Act to stimulate a satisfactory volume of housing.

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Inquiries of the Ministry Some newspaper reports have indicated that there are likely to be fewer loans made by the lending institutions in 1953 than there were in 1952. There is no reason to believe this will be so. One important difference this year is that, with the mildness of the winter, the demand for mortgage funds has arisen very much earlier than in years of more normal climatic conditions.

Furthermore, there are instances of inability to secure mortgage commitments because of unsatisfactory location and doubt whether the builder can finance a large development, rather than the lack of mortgage funds.

I can assure the hon. member that this situation is being kept under active review, in order to assure a large volume of housing in 1953.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CENTRAL
Sub-subtopic:   MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION AND LENDING INSTITUTIONS
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INQUIRY AS TO SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

I should like to direct a question

to the Associate Minister of National Defence. Is the government aware of the shortage of ammunition for the United Nations forces in Korea? What steps are being taken by Canada to assist in correcting this shortage?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Associate Minister of National Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Associate Minister of National Defence):

So far as information has come to us in regard to our Canadian troops in Korea, there is no shortage of ammunition in respect of actual operations. I think it was said by the Minister of National Defence, on another occasion, that with respect to holding operations and retaliatory fire it is always customary to have a certain amount of rationing of ammunition. That is normal practice. But as far as actual operations are concerned, we have never been informed of any shortage of ammunition so far as the 25th brigade is concerned.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

My question did not pertain only to the Canadian brigade. I was speaking generally about United Nations forces. Is the minister aware of the declaration of General Van Fleet concerning the ammunition shortage?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Associate Minister of National Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

Mr. Speaker, I have no intention of commenting on any dispatches or any statements with reference to the ammunition supply of other nations.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION
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NATIONAL DEFENCE


headquarters' site for gagetown brigade


TRAINING AREA


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. Brooks (Royal):

May I direct a question to the Associate Minister of National Defence? Has the Department of National Defence decided on the location of the headquarters site for the Gagetown army brigade training area in New Brunswick? If so, where is the headquarters to be located, and is it the intention of the department to start work and construction on headquarters this spring?

If no decision has been made yet as to the location of such headquarters, when may we expect one?

Topic:   TRAINING AREA
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Perhaps that question could appear on the order paper.

Topic:   TRAINING AREA
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March 9, 1953