June 1, 1944

LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Minister of Fisheries):

Mr. Speaker, for the information

of the house I would like to say that, with a view to assisting further to increase the productive capacity of the Atlantic fishing industry, the government has decided to extend its plan for subsidizing the construction of fishing vessels so as to make subsidy available to draggers and long-line vessels from fifty-five feet upwards in length when built for groups of four or more Atlantic fishermen. Up to the present the subsidy has been payable only on draggers of seventy-two feet or more.

The subsidy on construction of the smaller vessels will be at the same rate as in the case of the larger craft-$165 per gross ton.

The order in council which has been passed extending the application of -the plan also provides that, in computing taxation on income or excess profits, the owners of the vessels may take a special accelerated depreciation allowance up to the whole cost of the depreciable assets in any one year or any group of years within a five-year period from the date of the vessels' registration. This accelerated depreciation will be in lieu of the annual rates of depreciation ordinarily granted under the relevant statutes.

Under another order in council which has been passed the same accelerated depreciation as I have just mentioned will likewise be permitted in the case of all fishing vessels -of the schooner class on the Atlantic coast, no matter what their particular type or types, built subsequent to January 1, 1943, and used entirely for fishing purposes for not less than five years after registration.

During the five-year period the owner of each schooner wishing to claim accelerated depreciation allowance .'.nder this latter order

Fisheries

wall be required to submit to the Minister of Fisheries, not later than the last day of February in each year, a statement showing, to the satisfaction of the minister, that the conditions of the order have been fulfilled. The minister, in turn, will submit the statement to the taxation division of the Department of National Revenue. Failure to submit such a statement, or to comply with other conditions of the order in council, will render a vessel ineligible for special depreciation allowance.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

May I be permitted to ask the minister a question? With regard to the first part of his statement, will the deep-sea owners of these boats be granted not only the subsidy but the accelerated depreciation as well?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

Yes

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Both a subsidy and accelerated depreciation?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

There is a subsidy for the draggers and for the long-liners, and accelerated depreciation. There is accelerated depreciation only for schooners.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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LIB

John James Kinley

Liberal

Mr. KINLEY:

I could not hear the minister plainly. Is the effect of the two orders in council that there is no discrimination as between dory fishermen and dragger fishermen in the matter of depreciation and subsidy?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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NAT

Karl Kenneth Homuth

National Government

Mr. HOMUTH:

Or between Liberals and

Conservatives.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

That is a question of policy. We thought that in the case of the schooners we could grant depreciation, and in the case of draggers which have not yet been built of fifty-five feet and over we thought we could grant a subsidy and depreciation.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OP EXTENSION OP SUBSIDY AND DEPRECIATION ALLOWANCE IN RESPECT OP CERTAIN VESSELS
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


R.C.A.F.-AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. Does the R.C.A.F. plan to operate an air transport service in Canada? If so, for what purposes?

2. Will such a service duplicate the services provided by T.C.A.? Will it operate over the same routes,^ use the same facilities, and call at the same points, or is it intended to install new facilities on new routes?

3. If such .a service is being planned, what will be the cost of, (a) its initial outlay; (b) its annual operation?

4. Is it intended to continue the operation of such a service, in whole or in part, after the war?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE
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LIB

Mr. MACMILLAN: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

1. The R.C.A.F. operates 3 air transport services all for its own use:

(a) West coast and north west staging route.

(b) To outlying stations of the east coast such as Gander and Goose Bay.

(c) From Ottawa to Moncton and Dartmouth.

From time to time other services have been suggested but have never been authorized.

They are utilized for the transportation of service personnel. They are also used as a training ground for overseas requirements of heavy transport aircrews which are expected to increase when the invasion army moves to Europe.

2. No. These services are strictly for the

use of the armed services.

3. The cost of the present services are:

Maintenance Capital (a) West coast and north

west staging route

$343,000 $661,000

(b) East coast 357,000 661,000

(c) Ottawa to Moncton

and Dartmouth 101,000 221,000

4. No present intention.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   R.C.A.F.-AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE
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POST OFFICE-ADVERTISEMENT IN "LIBERAL


advocate"


PC

Mr. BENCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was an advertisement inserted by the department of the Postmaster General in the April, 1944, number of the periodical known as the Liberal Advocate?

2. If so. what was the cost to the department of the Postmaster General, and/or any other department of the government for such .advertisement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE-ADVERTISEMENT IN "LIBERAL
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LIB

Mr. MULOCK: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes. Included in national publicity campaign re overseas mail to armed forces.

2. $90.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE-ADVERTISEMENT IN "LIBERAL
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TRUCK CONTROL-ONTARIO

BPC

Pierre Gauthier

Bloc populaire canadien

Mr. GAUTHIER:

Is the federal truck controller for the province of Ontario bilingual? If not, has he any bilingual assistants, and what are their names?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRUCK CONTROL-ONTARIO
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

There is no official designated as "federal truck controller" but it is assumed that reference is made to the administrator of services of the W.P.T.B.

The latter is not bilingual nor has he any bilingual assistants in the province of Ontario. In those sections of Ontario where French is spoken, the services of French speaking representatives of the board are available to him.

Questions

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT [DOT]

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRUCK CONTROL-ONTARIO
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June 1, 1944