April 9, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction) :

Mr. Speaker, there is no embargo on timber exports to the United States. A certain proportion of the cut is exported by agreement between the timber authorities of the two countries. From removal of the control two results would follow: there would be an immediate increase in the price of lumber to the Canadian user by from $20 to $30 a thousand, or alternately there would be no
lumber for Canadian users. The present control will be continued. There is no change contemplated.

Topic:   CONDITIONS AFFECTING EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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