March 16, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

James Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

This afternoon the hon. member for Vancouver South spoke at some length on the war against Japan in the Pacific. While I, too, am a Vancouver member, I must say that I am more in accord with the views of the minister and the hon. member for Broadview in that our job with the navy is the battle in the north Atlantic. We in British Columbia are aware of the fact that the Canadian navy will eventually fight in the Pacific against the Japanese. Having that in mind, may I ask how much of the $17,000,000 to be spent in the current year will be spent in the great harbour of Vancouver, where certainly the British navy and parts of the Canadian navy will be based at dockyards and piers, which will have to be built in advance, without detracting from the efficiency of Canadian ships in the north Atlantic.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE (NAVAL SERVICE)
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