November 8, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction)

Liberal

1. The woods-worker situation in Canada as at September 1, 1945, shows three times as many men (54,767) engaged in logging and pulpwood cutting as at the same date in 1939 at the outbreak of war. There were 8,405 more than this time last year, and 16,228 more than in 1943 at the same date. The demand, however, has slackened off somewhat due to the late fall; but it is expected that winter requirements will be heavy and a special campaign is under way to locate the men needed. The results so far have been good.
The numbers needed for winter work are
estimated to be:
Maritime region 5,000
Quebec region 20,000
Ontario region 14,000
Prairie region 8,000
British Columbia 3,000
2. October 1, 1945.
3. Yes. In September, 2,592; in October to 20th instant, 1,183.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXIT LABOUR PERMITS FOR WOODS WORKERS
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