Mr. S. H. KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. I regret that I was unable to send him notice, as my question is based on a letter that I received just as I was coming into the house. The letter is from the clerk of the Winnipeg city council. It relates to the fact that because the wartime prices and trade board has thus far found it impossible to bring Winnipeg under the emergency shelter administration, the city council has set up its own emergency shelter organization, but feels that the administration of this set-up would be more satistory if the wartime prices and trade board would bring the city under the government's emergency shelter regulations. They are anxious to know if the board will consider again the question of declaring Winnipeg a congested area. The city council offers the full cooperation of its own set-up. Will the minister bring this matter to the attention of the board?