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Vladimir Putin

McCrea, The Honourable Charles

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Measuring our prosperity by the value of the wealth crop which we take from our basic industries. Mining as one of Canada's outstanding industries now, expanding surely and impressively. Some figures for 1935-1937. A look back over the previous 40 years at Canada's mineral production, with facts and figures of production and employment. The export trade. Statistics with regard to gold. Canada's minerals in war time, using the nickel industry as an example. Facts and figures with regard to the nickel industry in peace time, and during the Great War. The expansion of the nickel market for use in new alloys. A look back to the agitation of former years to prohibit the export of nickel. A detailed review of events. The part played by the International Nickel Company itself in the Great War. The possibility that similar agitations will start again. The International Nickel Company of Canada now. The issue as to whether Canada would be wise to prohibit the export of nickel to countries outside the British Empire now. The British Empire, now catching up with defence works and equipment; Canada doing her part. The speaker presents a map of Canada showing headquarters of mining activity to show the potential for Canada's contribution and development in this area.