June 24, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I was hoping that a matter of this kind would1 be looked upon by all members of the house as something we were doing for humanity, and that our own marketing difficulties would be only incidental to the decision of the government. I am pleased to know that something is to be done for the relief of the people of Europe.
I think the Canadian delegation to the second part of the assembly of the united nations which met last year played a most important part in the effort to set up an international organization. That an intergovernmental committee of experts was established was due to the fact that Mr. La Guardia told the spokesman for the Canadian delegation, who happened to be the Minister of National Health and Welfare, that he would be reads' to accept any scheme that Canada suggested.
I think we could do a lot more out of our resources, but I am glad indeed to say something in appreciation of the announcement that has just been made.
Mr. SOLON E. LOW (Peace River): Mr. Speaker, I think all of us are pleased to hear

that the government is determined to do something with respect to furnishing post-UNRRA relief to needy Europe. The announcement seems to be timely in that only yesterday one of the New York papers reported that persons in the United States are receiving thousands of parcels from Greece. Apparently the people there have been made to understand that the people of the United States are starving under the capitalist system. It seems to me that we should assist in gathering up those thousands of parcels and sending them back in order that the people in Greece may know that a capitalist society can more than match anything that is done or is being done by a communist society.

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