May 11, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Fir logs-exports at present being curtailed.
Cedar logs-no restriction on exports.
Balsam logs and hemlock logs-under export control but export permits being granted freely from crown grant lands. British Columbia provincial laws prohibit export of all logs from provincial leased and licensed timber except under special dispensation.
Sitka spruce logs-exports not permitted from British Columbia.
Other spruce logs-under export control but export permits being granted freely from crown grant lands. British Columbia provincial laws prohibit export of logs from provincial leased and licensed timber except under special dispensation. Export of spruce pulpwood logs from Alberta east is permitted to those United States mills which have been regular purchasers of pulpwood from Canada. Such United States firms are permitted to purchase up to the amounts of their average annual purchases for the past seven years providing that sufficient quantity is produced to allow for this as well as for the normal requirements of Canadian manufacturers.
2. In keeping with our established policy, during the war, it is not possible to give the details of exports by countries.
The total exports of logs as specified, during the calendar year 1941, and period January 1 to March 31, 1942, were as follows:
Calendar Jan. 1 to
year March 31,
1941 1942
M ft. M ft.
Logs, cedar 23,274 5,160Logs, Douglas fir.. 86,195 622Logs, hemlock 148,801 30,165Logs, spruce 10,537 124Logs, balsam not classified
1942 VICTORY LOAN

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPORTS OP LOGS
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