February 18, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

William Alexander McMaster

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McMASTER:

What was the amount of American dollars acquired by the foreign exchange control board in the period beginning January 1, 1947 and ending on the last day of November, 1947 from the following sources: (a) export of merchandise; (b) export of gold; (c) tourist and travelling expenditures by visitors to Canada; (d) interest and dividends; (e) freight and shipping; (f) the United Kingdom; (g) any other country;
(h) from other sources, specifying, if possible, the more important ones?
What were the sources of the sums acquired by the foreign exchange control board which increased their reserves from $461,000,000 on December 17, 1947, to $514,000,000 on January 31, 1948, divided under the following headings: (a) export of merchandise to United
States; (b) export of gold; (c) tourist and travelling expenditures by visitors to Canada; (d) interest and dividends; (e) freight and shipping; (f) the United Kingdom; (g) any other country; (h) gold acquired and held;
(i) from other sources, specifying if possible, the more important ones?

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