Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Mutual Bargain

A few dissenters made futile noises. Then the House of Commons voted a new Mutual Aid Bill, Canadian counterpart of U.S. Lend-Lease. In the coming fiscal year, the Dominion will spend $800,000,000 in Canada to provide material assistance to her Allies.

At the beginning of Mutual Aid's second year. Munitions & Supply Minister C. D. Howe reported:

¶ Total Mutual Aid expenditures (up to March 31): $912,000.000. Considering Canada's smaller national income, the amount was proportionately one and a half times as much as the U.S. gave in Lend-Lease.

¶ Great Britain got, among other things: 768 planes, 78,585 trucks, 519,552 machine guns...

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