September 13, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

Yes, consideration has been given to the utilization of camps and other premises owned by the government. I think it was two months ago or thereabouts that the Minister of Reconstruction (Mr. Howe) and I met a delegation of mayors from the larger cities of Canada and made an offer on behalf of the government to make available such premises as we thought could be given up by the military authorities and where they would be suitable. Since that time certain premises have been made available to the municipalities, and others are under discussion at the present time. There is an officer in the Department of Reconstruction who is working on this class of problem, and,perhaps the Minister of Reconstruction would like to add something to what I have said. In any event I can say positively from my own knowledge that the matter has been given extensive consideration and necessary arrangements have been set up to deal with the situations that arise.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CONVERSION OF MILITARY CAMPS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT PREMISES TO MEET EMERGENCY
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