Vladimir Putin

Langelier, C.J.

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The speaker, expressing the opinions of the mass of the French-Canadians in the matter of allegiance to Britain. French-Canadian loyalty to Britain. Various estimates of the forest area of Canada. The factor of inaccessibility which renders part of the forest domain practically unavailable. The available portion of the Canadian forests which far exceeds the superficies of the forests of any other country in the world. Some statistics from several other countries. The predomination of conifers in the forests of Canada, with spruce being by far the most abundant growth. Forest yields per acre of sawtimber, cords, pulpwood, etc. Annual productions. Potential for increases of production. Current market prices and product values. Some dollar figures. The lack of substitutes for spruce in the manufacture of paper; potential use for the foreseeable future. Figures for pine, next to spruce our most valuable forest asset. The value of the big trees of British Columbia and of the foothills in Alberta. The Douglas fir as the stable species of the forests of British Columbia. Details about cedar, another valuable species of our forests. Products from parts of some trees, such as the tannin found in the bark of western hemlock and the Douglas fir. Our almost limitless quantity of material for railway ties, bridge work, trestles, frame for large buildings and car works. The hardwoods of Ontario and the Eastern Provinces. Proper management and fair protection against fire which provide for an inexhaustible forest. Estimates for the exhaustion of the present timber supply in the United States, conveying an idea of the potentialities of our forest industry and of the necessarily increasing value of our woodlands.