December 10, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. There are 2,572 German prisoners of war employed in lumber camps in the Port Arthur district, and no Japanese internees.
2. The employer pays to the crown $2.50 per working day for the services of each prisoner of war, from which an amount of 50c per working day is credited to the account of the prisoner of war.
3. As of November 30, 1945, there were 727 males registered for employment. Of these 269 have been referred to jobs but the results are not yet known. There were additionally 283 women registered for employment, of whom 6 have been referred to jobs but results are not yet known. It should be mentioned that these people are not necessarily unemployed. They may be changing from one job to another.
All of the males who have registered for employment in Port Arthur and Fort William have been given an opportunity to take a job in lumber camps and those that have accepted the offer have been sent to the camps.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR AND INTERNEES-PORT ARTHUR DISTRICT
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