June 3, 1946

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. How many charwomen are employed in Ottawa by the Department of Public Works?

2. What wages do these women receive?

3. How much annual leave with pay are they entitled to?

4. How much sick leave with pay are charwomen entitled to?

5. What arrangements are made by the department to replace charwomen who are tem-parily absent through illness?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS-CHARWOMEN
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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Part-time charwomen, 2,052; full-time charwomen, 6.

2. Part-time" charwomen, $420 per annum; full-time charwomen, $900 per annum.

3. Part-time charwomen, nil; full-time charwomen, one week.

4. Nil.

5. The charwomen are allowed to send their own substitutes to replace them while absent on sick leave. If this is not done, the department supplies the substitutes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS-CHARWOMEN
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ELEVATOR OPERATORS

CCF

Mr. STEWART (Winnipeg North):

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

1. Have the elevator operators in the government service been recently granted an increase in salaries? If so, when did such increase go into effect?

. 2. How many employees have received this increase ?

3. Who is responsible for recommending increases?

4. On what bases are increases awarded?

5. Are allowances in lieu of uniform granted? If so, how many?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELEVATOR OPERATORS
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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Under order in council P.C. 183/119, dated January 16, 1946, the maximum salary for elevator operators was raised from $1,200 per annum "to $1,380 per annum, and from $1,380 per annum to $1,560 per annum for the

elevator operator on the privy council elevator in the east block, Ottawa. This increase went into effect on January 1, 1945.

2. No employees have received this increase. The recommendation in this regard is now before the civil service commission for approval.

3. The Department of Public Works.

4. Increases are awarded when employees have served one year and they have been on active duty at least ten months during that year or from the date of last increase. Employees must also give efficient service and operators receiving above increases must have knowledge of the names of employees working in the building in which he is employed to direct visitors to the proper place.

5. Allowances are not granted in lieu of uniforms.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELEVATOR OPERATORS
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL

PC

Mr. HOMUTH:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is the total cost of the publicity personnel in the Department of Veterans Affairs?

2. Who is employed?

3. What salaries are they paid?

4. Is a departmental paper published? If so, what is the cost of publishing same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE: (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Total cost including current annual salaries with cost of living bonus, and actual travelling expenses during fiscal year 1945-46; $36,175.56. [DOT]

2 and. 3.

Annual salary (including cost of living bonus,

Employee if any)

E. B. Reid $ 5,040 00

L. B. Connery

3,600 00W. H. Agnew

3,060 00L. E. Trepanier

3,060 00A. T. Paton

2,778 12C. A. Pope .=[DOT]

2,778 12G. S. Way

2,598 12W. A. Smith

2,141 04Miss E. Cavanagh

1,841 04Miss M. E. Baxter

1,661 04Miss Y. Blouin

1,474 20I. J. Gareau

1,404 00Miss M. A. Fessler

1,263 60Miss M. G. Jackson

1,263 604. Yes, twice monthly; average cost of publishing, including cost of engravings and paper, is approximately $270 per issue.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
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INCOME TAX-FARMERS

LIB

Mr. WINKLER:

Liberal

1. What was the practice of the income tax department in respect to farmers who overpaid their income tax of 1942 by reason of not being aware of the provision of "forgiving" half of the tax?

2. In how many cases were applications by farmers for a refund in the above cases refused or not acted upon?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-FARMERS
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LIB

Mr. McCANN: (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. The practice was to refund the overpayment by reason of the forgiving of a portion of the tax.

2. So far as known, none.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-FARMERS
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DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL

INCOME TAX-FARMERS

LIB

Mr. WINKLER:

Liberal

1. Regarding farmers income tax, is it the practice of the income tax department to dispose of returns below $5,000 at the provincial officer of the inspector of taxation (federal) ?

2. Do farmers' returns in excess of $5,000 have to be sent to Ottawa for approval?

3. How many cases as above have now been sent back from Ottawa in the years 1943-44-45 to the Winnipeg office (Inspector of Income Tax) market "not approved?" On whose authority was this done?

4. Were officials in the income tax department at Ottawa made aware of the limitations that the quota marketing imposes on grain producers by reason of (a) quota system on so many bushels per acre sown; (b) obligation to market at one shipping point; (c) limitation of available shipping space?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-FARMERS
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LIB

Mr. McCANN: (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Yes.

3. (a) Information not available; (b) Following head office auditors examination on the authority of the deputy minister.

4. (a) The department was aware of the quota system; (b) No; (c) No.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-FARMERS
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DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION-PRESS RELEASES

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

What is the cost of editing, printing and mailing the Department of Reconstruction daily press releases?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION-PRESS RELEASES
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

No daily press releases are issued by the Department of Reconstruction and Supply but releases are issued, however, at irregular intervals whenever it. is considered necessary to do so. As the preparation of these releases is only one of the many functions of the publicity branch, and as other branches are involved in the preparation and distribution, it is not readily possible to determine the exact cost.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION-PRESS RELEASES
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PRINCE RUPERT DRY DOCK AND SHIPYARD-SUBSIDY

CCF

Mr. ARCHIBALD:

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

1. Has a subsidy ever been paid to the Prince Rupert drydock and shipyard?

2. If so. what term of years did the subsidy

cover ? _

3. What was the amount of the subsidy annually?

4. Has such subsidy been discontinued?

5. If so, has any action been taken to reinstate this subsidy?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY-PUBLICITY PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT DRY DOCK AND SHIPYARD-SUBSIDY
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June 3, 1946