April 20, 1944


Mr. KNOWLES; 1. With reference to the report on the government-financed expansion of industrial capacity in Canada as at December 31, 1943, issued by the Department of Munitions and Supply, how much of the total commitment of $856,983,614 was allocated for use in each province? 2. How- much of the total expenditure of $714,258,389 was expended in each province?


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

1 and 2. It is impossible to give a money breakdown by provinces, that will properly reveal the extent to which each province is participating in war orders made possible by

(a) government-financed expansion of industrial capacity, (b) the operations of crown companies, (c) by ordinary award of contracts.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT FINANCING OF INDUSTRIAL CAPACITY EXPANSION
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LABOUR CONDITIONS-INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTRARS


Mr. DORION; 1. Has the Minister of Labour given instructions to registrars under order P.C. 1355, section 6, subsection 1? 2. If so, (a) to whom; (b) at what date; (c) what were those instructions? Mr. MARTIN; 1. No. The Minister of Labour has not found it necessary to act under section 6, subsection (1) of order P.C. 1355. 2. Answered by No. 1.


POSTAGE STAMP VENDING MACHINES


Mr. BOUCHER; 1. Has the government of Canada a contract with the Canadian Stamp Vendors Limited? 2. If so, does the company sell stamps by use of a stamp-vending machine? 3. What commission or profit is allowed to the company on stamps so sold? 4. What was the total amount of commission or profit accruing to the company on stamps sold by vending machine during each year since the contract w-as entered into?


LIB

Mr. MULOCK: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. No. In 1938 permission was granted the Canadian Vending Machines, Limited, to install machines in certain locations for the sale of postage stamps, as a measure of convenience to tourists, transients and other members of the public who require stamps after

Questions

regular hours when post offices and ordinary-licensed vendors are closed.

2. The machines vend stamps at the following prices: 4 one-cent stamps, 5 cents; 2 two-cent stamps, 5 cents; 3 three-cent stamps, 10 cents; and a notice to this effect is placed in the machine for the information of the public.

3. No commission is paid by the department to the Canadian Vending Machines, Limited. All stamps sold through their vending machines must be purchased at face value from the local post office of the city or town in which the machine is located.

4. The stamps sold through these machines of the Canadian Vending Machines, Limited, are in the same form as the regular rolls of stamps purchased by business concerns, using stamping machines, and as they are purchased at face value from postmasters in the same manner as stamps sold to the general public no record is kept of the amount of postage stamps sold in stamp vending machines.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAGE STAMP VENDING MACHINES
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COAL SUBVENTIONS

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. How much has been paid by the government by way of subventions for the movement of coal in each of the years 1939 to 1943 inclusive ?

2. To what firms and persons were these amounts paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL SUBVENTIONS
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LIB

Mr. CHEVRIER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Subventions which were paid directly in . Canada to the railways or coal mine operators or distributors are as follows on a calendar year basis:

1939

84,092,399 261940

4,315,589 831941

4,489,229 051942

4,420,380 371943

2,533,084 182. Amounts paid during the calendar years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943 by way of subventions on the movement of coal and before deducting any refunds were as follows:Firm 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943Acadia Coal Co. Ltd....$ 34,624 37

Algoma Central & Hudson

Bay Railway 2,512 15

Canada Coal Ltd 13,580 00

Canadian Collieries

(Dunsmuir) Ltd 211,083 28 S 183,173 57 $ 74,025 83 $ 103,950 96 $ 32,851 02Canadian Import Co 21,083 98 37,863 53 Canadian National Railways

666,475 23 1,545,588 68 1,005,680 12 939,767 61 538,220 28Canadian Pacific Railways 954,765 35 1,005,386 51 1,505,576 03 1,051,168 01 125,018 93

Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.

Ltd 14,111 26 13,147 47 12,342 39 18,971 00

Cumberland Railway &

Coal Co. Ltd.... 37,354 41 14,492 16 2,872 50 Dominion Coal Co. Ltd.. 1,949,937 04 830,030 39 1,604,348 87 2,126,859 27 1,656,428 29Essex Terminal Railways. 987 S3 356 08

London & Port Stanley

Railway 144 03 124 01

Maritime Coal Railway &

Power Co. Ltd 6,540 28 5,564 84 3,379 71 4,247 74 108 70

Morrissey Fernie & Michel

Railway 8,490 12 420 18

Mountain Park Coals

Limited 17,375 62 13,201 29 8,854 26

Northern Alberta Railway 78 97

Sydney & Louisburg Railway 110,850 01 669,265 87 269,421 53 178,880 97 164,378 39

Questions as Orders for Returns

PAMPHLET "employers' GUIDE"

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL SUBVENTIONS
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IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. How many pamphlets entitled "Employers' Guide" have been printed?

2. How many have been distributed?

3. To whom have they been distributed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL SUBVENTIONS
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LIB

Mr. MARTIN: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. 550,000.

2. 469,500.

3. Direct mailing to individual employers, 162,000; to employment and selective service offices and regional offices, to be available to meet requests from farmers and supplementary requests from mercantile and industrial employers, 279,100; to divisional registrars of the mobilization section, to meet employers' requests and for information, 25,200; casual distribution to interested parties and enquirers, 3,200; on hand to meet further requests, 80,500.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL SUBVENTIONS
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PARACHUTES

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Has the government awarded contracts for

testing silk to be used in the manufacture or repair of parachutes to persons or companies in the city of Montreal? _

2. If so, to what persons or companies have these contracts been awarded?

3. During the years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944, what were the amounts of such contracts ?

4. During the same years, what sums of money were paid with regard to these contracts by the dominion government, and to whom were such sums paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PARACHUTES
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LIB

Mr. CHEVRIER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. No.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PARACHUTES
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

BRITISH COLUMBIA SECURITY COMMISSION

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. What is the total personnel of the British Columbia security commission, and what are the names, position or duties, and salary of each member?

2. How many are located in Vancouver; how many elsewhere than Vancouver, and at what points?

3. Has there been any reduction in the staff of the British Columbia security commission during the past fiscal year, and if so, by how many?

4. How many parcels of real estate formerly owned by Japanese have been disposed of by the custodian of enemy property to date?

5. What amount has been realized from such sales, and what disposition has been made of the funds so realized?

6. In what cities, towns or districts was the property situated which has been disposed of by the custodian?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA SECURITY COMMISSION
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WAR HISTORIES

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. Will the official history of the first great war be completed?

2. How many volumes were to comprise the completed history?

3. (i) How many persons have been employed from 1918 to date in the preparation thereof, and what is the total expenditure to date for, (a) salaries, (b) other expenses; (ii) when is completion of the history expected?

4. What steps are now being taken to accord an official record with regard to Canada's participation in the present war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WAR HISTORIES
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April 20, 1944