I thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.
I would not have dwelt on those sad memories if the government of my country was not continuing to squeeze the Canadian ratepayers for the benefit of Great Britain.
From the end of hostilities in 1945 to this date, according to a Canadian Press dispatch published by /.a Presse of Montreal on May 13, 1947, the joint contribution of three dominions, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, for the recovery of the United King-
dom, adds up to about $125 million. As regards Canada, if the loan of $1,250 million is added to outright gifts, her contribution to the recovery of Great Britain is nearly twenty times greater than the joint contribution of the three other dominions, whereas Canada's population represents only about 55 or 60 per cent of the population of the three other dominions put together. Our per capita contribution towards the recovery of Great Britain is 33 times greater than that of the other dominions.
Subtopic: TABLE SHOWING AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE POTENTIAL LABOUR FORCE 15-04 YEARS BY REGION, 1941-1971