November 12, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

A group of citizens in a
community may - take it upon themselves to inaugurate a scheme to raise money to build some type of war memorial. The whole purpose of defining a war memorial is to give the bona fide appeal a 'better chance of receiving public support. We feel this will result if these appeals are under the same regulations that obtained with reference to war charities. The section under review has to do entirely with the definition of "war memorial."
In answer to t'h-e hon. member for York West I may say that at the present -time it is not a matter of the completion of any particular memorial. His observations with reference -to making Ottawa a national war memorial perhaps should be made when the Minister of Public Works is before the committee. The hon. member has referred to Mr. Greber, and for his information I can say that Mr. Greber intends, and has so stated, to use the services of Canadian architects in carrying out the work he has in hand. He is to act in an advisory and supervisory capacity. As he stated in the railway committee room aJbout a week ago, he intends to use -the services of Canadian architects who perhaps will be in a better position to carry out the details of his suggestions than he is himself. They will know more about the local conditions than he does.

Topic:   WAR CHARITIES ACT
Subtopic:   INCLUSION OF IVAR MEMORIALS AS PROJECTS ACCEPTABLE FOR REGISTRATION
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