April 21, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)


Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I have an inquiry to direct to the Prime Minister. On Monday last I directed an inquiry to the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Finance with respect to the acute rental and housing situation in Canada, to which I received the answer that he had nothing further to add to the previous statement he had made to the house on March 27. I would not raise the question again were it not for the extreme urgency surrounding it. Cases of hardship appear to be multiplying, and in some instances they involve the wives and families of our fighting men overseas. Because of the acute situation which has arisen, and in view of the fact that more than one department is involved, I am asking the Prime Minister if he will indicate what steps the administration is taking to meet this problem.
Before he answers may I say that the hon. member for Broadview (Mr. Church) only a few moments ago brought to my attention a more detailed suggestion with respect to relieving the situation. I would link the two together in my question to the Prime Minister.

Topic:   HOUSING
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