This speech-and I take it that the copy I have received is authentic, since it came, I believe, from the department presided over by the Minister of Veterans Affairs-contains these two interesting paragraphs :
There seems to be a belief in some minds that housing is a problem peculiar to Canada alone, and one which could have been averted. It is a problem common to all nations to-day who unstintingly contributed their production to the sacred cause of Victory.
There is discomfort, even hardship, at the moment, but through emergency measures by all levels of government, through energetic action by industry, and above all, through the warmhearted hospitality of the people of Canada, we can truthfully say that in this country at least the worst is past.
In the light of the statements made in the house to-day by the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply-to paraphrase this language, no one can truthfully say that in this country at least the worst is past-
Subtopic: AMENDMENT AS TO LOAN PROVISIONS-CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION