July 27, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Production of commodities, such as confectionery and soft drinks, has been limited^ by the fact that sugar supplies furnished to the industry have been restricted to 70 per cent of the amount of sugar used in 1941. This restriction is based on the supply of sugar used by each industrial user and has no relation to the population, except that, if the population increases, business will presumably increase as well. Such increases in business may be provided for under special powers granted to the supervisor of rationing and the sugar administrator in section 31 of board order No. 150. Rationing by means of coupons gives every citizen of Canada an equal amount of sugar. The wartime prices and trade board has not rationed any of the commodities referred to according to towns or other geographical areas.
2. See answer to 1.
ASSISTANT GRAIN COMMISSIONERS-FARMERS* COMPLAINTS

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RATIONING OF CONFECTIONERY AND SOFT DRINKS ON BASIS OF POPULATION
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